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Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS

Mariah Zebrowski Leach, JD, MS

Mariah Leach, JD, MS, is a freelance writer, speaker, and healthcare advocate. She contributes to a number of health publications focusing on chronic illnesses, serves on several Arthritis Foundation committees, and maintains an award-winning personal blog about her life with rheumatoid arthritis. Leach holds a BA with honors in politics from Princeton University, and a JD and MS in environmental science from the University of Colorado. She is also the co-author of three books on environmental law. 

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Exposure to cold environments has been linked to disease development, and new findings may help prevention.

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This modality may enhance the diagnostic workup of patients with early arthralgia at risk for inflammatory arthritis.

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Low proximal tibial trabecular bone mineral density may play a role in its development.

A decrease in BMD just 3 months after diagnosis may independently predict radiologic damage at 1 year.

The live varicella-zoster vaccine may be effective in patients with RA who are starting treatment with tofacitinib.

Canakinumab lowers CRP level and may significantly lower the incidence of recurrent cardiovascular events.

Type I interferons have a potential role in disease activity modulation in pregnant women.

An ICER analysis and expert commentary on anabolics’ benefits and costs offer some opposing views, and some consensus.

Initiation and switching of bDMARDs in recent years has contributed to markedly increased remission rates.

Lower disease activity may be associated with higher intake of fish as a whole food.

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