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Spring National Meeting Addresses Major Challenges Independent Providers Currently Face

Over 150 rheumatologists and practice administrators gathered for United Rheumatology’s 2019 Spring National Meeting in Dallas, TX. “Mitigating Practice Risk as the Healthcare Landscape Shifts Beneath Us” addressed the major challenges independent providers...
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What’s in a name? How Wegener’s granulomatosis became GPA

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

3 ways to reduce burnout

PHILADELPHIA — Data indicate that rates of physician burnout are declining, but it remains a significant issue for clinicians, a speaker at the American College of Physicians Internal Medicine Meeting told attendees.A study … Read more3 ways to reduce burnout

Vibration stimulation of external ear alleviates inflammation in RA

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

VIDEO: Transparency improves patient care, builds just culture

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

Rheumatologists rarely prescribe contraception despite concern for reproductive care

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

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17 Important Facts You Might Not Know About Ankylosing Spondylitis

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

Arthritis Through Art: The Conversation About Pain and Fatigue We Don’t Get to Have

“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

Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Cause Fevers?

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.

7 Gout Symptoms You Might Be Ignoring

Some signs of gout, like pain in the big toe, may be obvious. But other gout symptoms can be more subtle. The post 7 Gout Symptoms You Might Be Ignoring appeared first on … Read more7 Gout Symptoms You Might Be Ignoring

Does Drinking Alcohol Help Improve RA Symptoms? Here’s What a New Study Says About It

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

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Civica Rx, the generic drug company created by hospitals, gets new home in Utah

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

Senators move to ramp up oversight of VA's $16B EHR project

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

HHS extends comment period for proposed interoperability rules

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 rule aims to block use of drugmaker coupons on ACA plan members' out-of-pocket costs

CMS took aim at increasing the use of generic drugs in ACA plans in a new rule filed Thursday evening.

There's little evidence wellness programs work. Employers remain bullish on them anyway, survey finds

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

Rheumatology Advisor Newsfeed

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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 … Read moreUnproven But Profitable Stem Cell Clinics

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 … Read moreTreat-to-Target in RA: No Increase in AEs

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 … Read moreAn Association between GCA and IBD ?

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, … Read moreFDA's Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Finalized

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 … Read moreBreast Implant Study: More Worries or Not?