Nancy Ann Shadick MD MPH


Raynaud’s Phenomenon

What is Raynaud’s phenomenon? Raynaud’s (say “ray-NOHZ”) phenomenon occurs when the blood vessels in the hands and feet overreact to cold temperatures. The blood vessels are extra sensitive and become more narrow than normal, making the hands and feet feel very cold and numb for a short time. You may also hear this…

Rheumatoid Nodules

Rheumatoid nodules are small bumps under the skin, located in pressure point areas such as the elbow or back of the heel. These bumps may be as small as a grain of rice or as large as a golf ball but are not painful and tend to come and go. People with rheumatoid arthritis commonly develop rheumatoid nodules, as do…

Radiografía de artritis reumatoide en las manos

La figura 1 es cortesía de Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho. La figura 2 es cortesía de Paul Traughber, M.D., Boise, Idaho. La radiografía de la izquierda muestra una mano normal. La radiografía de la derecha muestra una mano con artritis reumatoide avanzada. La “erosión del hueso” significa que el cartílago…

Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)

Discusses lupus, an autoimmune disorder. Focuses on systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Covers symptoms and how it is diagnosed. Covers treatment with medicines like corticosteroids, NSAIDs, and antimalarials. Discusses the importance of good self-care.

Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome

Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome is a blood-clotting disorder that makes the blood clot too easily. This can lead to mild or severe blood-clotting complications, including miscarriage, serious pregnancy problems, stroke, heart problems, and blood clots in the legs or lungs. Antiphospholipid antibody syndrome is caused…