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Simple logic would dictate that naming a disease after a physician with confirmed Nazi associations would be met with resistance in the medical community. But when that disease was named before it was … Read moreWhat’s in a name? How Wegener’s granulomatosis became GPA
The application of a device that uses vibration to stimulate the cymba concha on the external ear can inhibit the production of TNF, IL-1 beta, and IL-6 in healthy individuals, as well as … Read moreVibration stimulation of external ear alleviates inflammation in RA
PHILADELPHIA — While strategies such as public reporting, transparency and using clinical decision support and electronic health records are necessary and effective to improving patient care, there is also a need to improve … Read moreVIDEO: Transparency improves patient care, builds just culture
Although rheumatologists feel responsible for providing some family planning and reproductive care for their patients, many feel apprehensive about managing complicated pregnancies, do not prescribe contraception or refer patients to gynecologists for contraceptive … Read moreRheumatologists rarely prescribe contraception despite concern for reproductive care
From surprising symptoms to misdiagnoses to the toll on quality of life, AS is complex, complicated disease, for patients and their loved ones. The post 17 Important Facts You Might Not Know About … Read more17 Important Facts You Might Not Know About Ankylosing Spondylitis
“This piece is so representative of how pain and fatigue are intertwined for me. It is a conversation we never have with our doctors.” The post Arthritis Through Art: The Conversation About Pain … Read moreArthritis Through Art: The Conversation About Pain and Fatigue We Don’t Get to Have
A chronic low-grade fever can be an early — and surprising — clue for RA. The post Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Cause Fevers? appeared first on CreakyJoints.
You’ve probably heard that moderate drinkers have a lower risk of certain health problems, including heart disease and Alzheimer’s. Studies have similarly suggested that a few drinks a week might cut your chances … Read moreDoes Drinking Alcohol Help Improve RA Symptoms? Here’s What a New Study Says About It
Civica Rx, the non-profit drug company formed by a collection of hospitals to help control generic drug supplies and prices, is putting down roots. On Friday, officials announced Civica established a new headquarters just down … Read moreCivica Rx, the generic drug company created by hospitals, gets new home in Utah
Lawmakers have made it clear that the Department of Veterans Affairs $16 billion electronic health records project would be under close scrutiny and two senators took steps this week to ramp up oversight … Read moreSenators move to ramp up oversight of VA's $16B EHR project
As welcome news to many healthcare and health IT stakeholders, the Department of Health and Human Services announced Friday that it is extending the comment period for two proposed interoperability rules by 30 … Read moreHHS extends comment period for proposed interoperability rules
CMS took aim at increasing the use of generic drugs in ACA plans in a new rule filed Thursday evening.
Fidelity and the National Business Group on Health released the 10th edition of their annual Health and Well-Being Survey and found that large employers are expected to spend an average of $3.6 million this year … Read moreThere's little evidence wellness programs work. Employers remain bullish on them anyway, survey finds
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JAMA features a report on the controversy of stem cell treatments for musculoskeletal (MSK) disorders. Stem cell clinics are popular and proliferating as they are largely a cash business and fall outside of … Read moreUnproven But Profitable Stem Cell Clinics
Implementing a treat-to-target approach for the care of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) did not result in an increase in adverse events or resource use, a post-hoc analysis of a randomized trial showed. In an … Read moreTreat-to-Target in RA: No Increase in AEs
In response to the growing opioid crisis, the US Food and Drug Administration has approved the final Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS), designed to reduce the risk of abuse, misuse, … Read moreFDA's Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Finalized
The Annals of Surgery reports on an anlaysis of FDA-mandated postmarket studies, including nearly 100,000 breast implant pprocedures, that showed silicone implants to be associated with higher rates of Sjögren’s syndrome, scleroderma, rheumatoid … Read moreBreast Implant Study: More Worries or Not?