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Cassie and Len Calabrese’s COVID-19 Corner: Issue #3

As we review the now over 14,000 articles published on COVID-19 we aim to draw your attention to something that has caught our eye, either clinically or scientific. This week, we focus on…

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FDA expands approval of ixekizumab for nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis

The FDA has expanded the approval of ixekizumab injection 80 mg/mL to include treatment of active nonradiographic axial spondyloarthritis in patients with objective signs of inflammation.In a milestone approval, Eli Lilly’s ixekizumab (Taltz)…

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Guidelines shed light on serology, antibody testing for COVID-19

In its recent guidance on serology and antibody testing for SARS-CoV-2, the American Association for Clinical Chemistry said that only specific tests should be used and only in certain instances.However, the organization also…

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Weight loss from adolescence to midlife curbs arthritis risk

Losing weight from young adulthood into midlife is associated with a substantially reduced risk for arthritis, according to data published in Arthritis Care & Research.“In addition to increases in the overall prevalence of…

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Breathing 'Rheum' in COVID-19 Hotspots: Detroit juggles poverty, protests, and possible resurgence

The COVID-19 pandemic, in places like Detroit, with a large working-class population, can highlight the gap between the rich and the poor. It can demonstrate how political unrest can impact the response to…

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Overlapping Sjögren’s syndrome linked to lower odds of RA remission

An overlapping case of Sjögren’s syndrome can lower the likelihood of achieving remission or low disease activity among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, according to data published in Arthritis Research & Therapy.“A growing number…

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The Signs of Toxic ‘Worst-Case Scenario’ Thinking, and How to Shut it Down

This advice from clinical psychologist Laurie Ferguson, PhD, can help you identify and stop this bad habit so you can more easily cope with the unknowns of the COVID-19 pandemic. The post The…

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COVID-19, Chronic Illness, and the CDC: Key Learnings from Our Facebook Live Event

CreakyJoints and the Global Healthy Living Foundation hosted a Facebook Live Q&A with experts from the U.S. Centers from Disease Control and Prevention and the national physicians group United Rheumatology to discuss the…

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How the ACE2 Enzyme Might Explain Why Men Are More Vulnerable to Coronavirus: Study

Research shows that men with heart failure might have higher levels of ACE2 enzyme compared with women, and that could explain why they are faring worse with coronavirus. The post How the ACE2…

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I Have a Bad Case of ‘Reopen Envy,’ A Chronic Illness Patient Confesses

Jealousy is one of the seven deadly sins, but it feels justified in these, ahem, unprecedented times. The post I Have a Bad Case of ‘Reopen Envy,’ A Chronic Illness Patient Confesses appeared…

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Rheumatology Patients with COVID-19 Not More Likely to Be Hospitalized, But May Be More Likely to Need Intensive Care

New data on COVID-19 patients from the Boston area adds to our understanding of how people with inflammatory arthritis and rheumatic conditions are affected by coronavirus. The post Rheumatology Patients with COVID-19 Not…

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Cigna eliminates cost-sharing for primary, specialty care in Medicare Advantage due to COVID-19

Cigna eliminates cost-sharing for primary, specialty care in Medicare Advantage due to COVID-19pminemyerMon, 06/01/2020 – 10:42

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Telehealth could grow to a $250B revenue opportunity post-COVID: analysis

Telehealth could grow to a $250B revenue opportunity post-COVID: analysishlandiMon, 06/01/2020 – 12:05

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Evolent Health loses pivotal Kentucky Medicaid managed care contract

Evolent Health loses pivotal Kentucky Medicaid managed care contractrkingMon, 06/01/2020 – 11:30

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Major health groups raise alarm over U.S. departure from World Health Organization

Major health groups raise alarm over U.S. departure from World Health OrganizationtreedSat, 05/30/2020 – 21:39

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Teladoc exec: Why COVID-19 is proving a 'great equalizer' for mental health care

Teladoc exec: Why COVID-19 is proving a ‘great equalizer’ for mental health carepminemyerFri, 05/29/2020 – 14:40

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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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