The Northeast Regional Climate Center at Cornell University reports it’s official: This has been the hottest year on record in the Northeast region! [Read more…]
Archives for August 2012
Several years ago we reported some promising research at Ohio State studying alpha-2C receptors found on the surface of the cells in our blood vessels as a clue to finding preventative treatments for Raynaud’s sufferers. That research goes back about ten years ago, and we’ve heard nothing since – until now! [Read more…]
We’ve written in the past about the news on good fat (brown) vs. bad fat (white), and how the good fat helps regulate body temperate by generating heat that burns calories. Earlier news stories reported that when people are cold, we stimulate good fat to help keep us warm. So we questioned if having Raynaud’s helps to keep Frosties trim (no response from the Frostie community, sorry!).
Now that obesity has become a large target of the the medical community, brown fat is back in the news. The new hypothesis is if brown fat can be harnessed, “we’d be hot and thin.” Great news for Frosties! [Read more…]
You know the feeling – it’s so hot outside even Raynaud’s sufferers are wilting, but at work the air conditioning brings on the artic chills (brrrr!). How do we dress for work under these conditions, still look stylish, and not melt when we go back outdoors? [Read more…]
The Raynaud’s Association proudly welcomes Maureen D. Mayes, M.D., M.P.H., the world-renowned rheumatologist and medical researcher, to our Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Mayes is a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Rheumatology and Clinical Immunogenetics at the University of Texas-Houston Medical School, where she directs the Scleroderma Clinic and Research Program. She is currently the Principal Investigator of the NIH/NIAMS funded ‘Genome-Wide Association Study in Scleroderma’ and is author of more than 140 publications relating to Raynaud’s and scleroderma, its complications and its treatment. Some 95% of systemic scleroderma sufferers also are afflicted with Raynaud’s (although most Raynaud’s sufferers do not have scleroderma). [Read more…]