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Rheumatic Fever: An Old Foe Returns
Untreated strep infections can cause acute rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease in children. That complication has become rare in the continental US, but a new CDC report finds a resurgence in the American territory of Samoa and in people of Samoan descent living in the state of Hawaii.
Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain: Which Patients Have It Worse?
Chronic painful conditions can have a significant negative impact on a patient’s quality of life, but are some conditions worse than others? A recent study sought to determine which chronic pain condition creates the biggest burden on patient quality of life.
Neuropathy Risk Increased for Celiac Disease Patients
Risk for neuropathy is increased for patients with celiac disease, according to research published in JAMA.

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