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Cassie and Len Calabrese’s COVID-19 Corner: Issue #13

Vaccine Boot Camp at Warp Speed Well we are now over the 40,000 article mark including 36,000 + in PubMed alone and we are desperate for clarity on many, many questions but lately,…

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Patient wellness more reliant on 'lifestyle management' than biologic therapies

A greater focus on health and wellness could have quantifiable benefits in patients with rheumatologic diseases, according to a presenter at the 2020 Association of Women in Rheumatology National Conference.“We have to accept…

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AWIR president touts renewed international growth despite COVID-19 constraints

Despite the pandemic, 2020 has been a busy year for the Association of Women in Rheumatology, according to Grace C. Wright, MD, PhD, the organization’s president.“We have been really fortunate to be able…

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Waiting for a COVID-19 vaccine in a world that can't wait

Among the medical and media storylines that have surrounded the COVID-19 pandemic, the hunt for a vaccine has largely simmered in the background. Until recently, that is.As multiple candidates enter phase 3 trials,…

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Physically demanding jobs linked to increased odds of knee OA

Occupations with heavy physical labor, such as cleaning, agricultural, service, house and construction work, as well as mining, are associated with greater odds of developing knee osteoarthritis, according to data published in Arthritis…

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Rheumatology nurses called to advocate for profession, 'solve health care challenges'

Learning to speak the language of policymakers is critical to advocating for health care legislation that will allow nurses to practice to their full potential, according to a presenter at the 2020 Rheumatology…

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Is It Safe to Have Indoor Playdates for Your Kids If You’re at High Risk for COVID-19?

Here are the factors to consider, and precautions you can take if your kids have playdates with friends. The post Is It Safe to Have Indoor Playdates for Your Kids If You’re at…

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Arthritis: Does It Work? What’s It Like?

CBT is rooted in the idea that the way you perceive situations influences the way you feel, and that you have the ability to change your thought patterns to feel better. The post…

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Compared to Other Meds, Steroids Are Associated with the Biggest Risk of Respiratory Infections, Extensive Research Shows

A review of 180 studies showed that methotrexate, NSAIDs, and other antirheumatic drugs don’t increase risk of contracting respiratory viruses. The post Compared to Other Meds, Steroids Are Associated with the Biggest Risk…

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CreakyJoints® Español to Emcee the Puerto Rican Foundation for Rheumatic Diseases ReumaExpo 2020 International, Digital Edition

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   MEDIA CONTACT Jessica Daitch Phone: 917-816-6712 Email: jdaitch@ghlf.org   Physicians Will Answer Live Patient Questions about Rheumatic Disease Management Strategies During the COVID-19 Pandemic   UPPER NYACK, NY (August 12,…

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Psoriatic Arthritis Patients with Skin Symptoms Have Worse Quality of Life and Mental Health than Those Who Have Only Joint Problems

PsA patients who continue to struggle with their skin fare significantly worse than those who only have joint pain, according to a new study. The post Psoriatic Arthritis Patients with Skin Symptoms Have…

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The unexpected ways AI is impacting the delivery of care, including for COVID

The unexpected ways AI is impacting the delivery of care, including for COVIDtreedThu, 08/13/2020 – 16:02

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Ballad Health profits decline by 22% in latest earnings report

Ballad Health profits decline by 22% in latest earnings reportrkingThu, 08/13/2020 – 15:33

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A look at year one of Blue Cross NC's Blue Premier value-based care program

A look at year one of Blue Cross NC’s Blue Premier value-based care programpminemyerThu, 08/13/2020 – 14:24

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COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of AI. Executives from Google Cloud, Suki and Olive spell out why

COVID-19 has accelerated the adoption of AI. Executives from Google Cloud, Suki and Olive spell out whyhlandiThu, 08/13/2020 – 13:55

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Highmark’s Allegheny Health Network posts $116M in losses in first half of 2020 as volumes skid due to COVID-19 

Highmark’s Allegheny Health Network posts $116M in losses in first half of 2020 as volumes skid due to COVID-19 pminemyerThu, 08/13/2020 – 13:31

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Unproven But Profitable Stem Cell Clinics

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…

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Treat-to-Target in RA: No Increase in AEs

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…

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An Association between GCA and IBD ?

A population based analysis from Israel suggests that giant cell arteritis (GCA) patients may be at increased risk for  inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) mainly target. This research was based on sporadic reports in…

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FDA's Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Finalized

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,…

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Breast Implant Study: More Worries or Not?

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…

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