Nancy Ann Shadick MD MPH

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Neck Symptoms

When rheumatoid arthritis affects the neck joints, particularly those located at the top of the spine, complications can occur. Bones and joints affected by rheumatoid arthritis may dislocate and press on the spinal cord or on the nerve roots. Pressure can cause numbness, pain, tingling, weakness, loss of bowel or…


Remission refers to periods of time when a person with a long-lasting illness does not have symptoms. During a remission, a person returns to his or her usual state of health.

Artritis reumatoide en las manos

Las manos y las muñecas son el lugar más común para las deformidades causadas por la artritis reumatoide. A medida que el daño articular progresa, las articulaciones entre la mano y los dedos (articulaciones metacarpofalángicas) se hinchan y se desplazan hacia arriba (subluxación dorsal). Los tendones que están sobre…

Lupus: Healthy Eating

To date, no diet is known to cure, prevent, or relieve lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE) symptoms. But poor nutrition makes it harder for your body to battle chronic illness. To make sure that you have a healthful, balanced diet, your doctor may oversee your food intake or refer you to a registered dietitian…

Lupus Rash

Lupus rash is red or purplish and mildly scaly, appearing on the face (butterfly or malar rash) and symmetrically on the arms, fingers, or legs.