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Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

By Doug Tardio President, CEOand Patrick MurphyExecutive Vice-President, Chief Financial Officer As part of the recently enacted Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, $350 billion has been set aside to provide small businesses…

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FDA's hydroxychloroquine emergency use order for COVID-19 draws mixed reactions

Rheumatologists, rheumatology patients and the organizations who represent both have reacted this week with a mixture of hope and dread following the FDA’s decision allowing the emergency use of hydroxychloroquine to treat some…

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Chronic disease patient nonprofit launches online COVID-19 support program

The nonprofit Global Healthy Living Foundation, and its digital advocacy community CreakyJoints, have launched of an online COVID-19 support and education program for patients with chronic conditions and their families.“This free public health…

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Guest Commentary: Managing a private practice during the COVID-19 pandemic

In this Guest Commentary, Peter R. Honig, DO, a family physician with a private practice in Philadelphia, spoke with Healio Primary Care about the strategies he is using to manage his practice during…

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ACR, rheumatology societies call on governors to safeguard hydroxychloroquine supply chain

More than 50 rheumatology societies, including the American College of Rheumatology, have urged U.S. governors to ensure judicious use of hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine for investigational COVID-19 purposes, given that these drugs are essential…

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EULAR launches COVID-19 rheumatic disease reporting database

EULAR has launched a European database to monitor and report outcomes of COVID-19 among pediatric and adult patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases, according to a press release.Established with support from the newly…

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CreakyJoints Newsfeed


‘There’s No Right Way to Get Through This’: A Psychologist’s Coronavirus Perspective

The post ‘There’s No Right Way to Get Through This’: A Psychologist’s Coronavirus Perspective appeared first on CreakyJoints.

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Asthma, COPD, Lung Disease, and Coronavirus: What to Know About Your Risk

People with asthma and COPD are more at risk for COVID-19 complications because they already have damage to their lung tissue and/or over-reactive airways. The post Asthma, COPD, Lung Disease, and Coronavirus: What…

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Fibromyalgia and Coronavirus: What Patients Need to Know

Fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune disease, so it doesn’t make you immunosuppressed. But managing fibromyalgia does have unique needs and concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. The post Fibromyalgia and Coronavirus: What Patients Need…

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Being on a Ventilator Was the Worst Experience of My Life, So Please Avoid Getting COVID-19 and Needing One

‘Even though I was only on the ventilator for a couple days, it seemed like a lifetime. The memory is still vivid more than five years later.’ The post Being on a Ventilator…

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Coronavirus: What People with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Need to Know

Does having IBD make you immunocompromised or at higher risk for COVID-19 complications? Learn more about your risk and how to protect yourself. The post Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Coronavirus: What People with…

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FierceHealthcare Newsfeed


New York requires insurers to defer premium payments until June for individuals, small businesses facing financial hardship

New York tells insurers they can’t collect premiums for the next two months from individuals and small businesses experiencing financial hardships.

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Trinity Health latest major hospital system to furlough workers due to COVID-19 cash crisis

Trinity Health announced furloughs are coming across the system’s 92 hospitals due to the lack of revenue stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Pew Charitable Trusts urges HHS to move forward with health IT rules amid COVID-19 outbreak

The Pew Charitable Trusts is calling for federal policymakers to move forward with data-sharing regulations in light of increased use of virtual care during the COVID-19 outbreak. Many other groups are calling for…

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AHA, AVIA launch resource hub to help hospitals quickly roll out virtual health tools

The American Hospital Association teamed up with AVIA to develop an online tool to help hospitals quickly roll out virtual capabilities to combat COVID-19. The COVID-19 Digital Response Pulse is a resource that allows hospitals and…

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Healthcare lost 43K jobs in March, latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports total nonfarm payroll employment fell by 701,000 in March, and the unemployment rate rose to 4.4% as a result of the effects of COVID-19 and efforts to contain it. 

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Rheumatology Advisor Newsfeed


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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