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Q&A: How would Supreme Court nominee rule on health care issues?

The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to vote on Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination to the Supreme Court tomorrow, Oct. 22.Health experts told Healio Primary Care that they are concerned with her possible ascension…

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Many physicians experience — but do not report — sexual harassment

Sexual harassment is common among physicians, but many do not report incidents even though they negatively affect their personal and professional lives, according to research presented during the virtual Women in Medicine Summit.When…

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Sarilumab linked to greater reduction of HbA1c in patients with RA

Sarilumab is associated with a greater reduction in glycosylated hemoglobin among patients with rheumatoid arthritis, with or without diabetes, compared with DMARDs or adalimumab, according to findings in Arthritis Research & Therapy.“The incidence…

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Gender differences in physician burnout are mixed, skew toward women

Studies have shown that among physicians in the fields surgery, obstetrics and anesthesiology, or SOA, women are more likely to experience emotional exhaustion, but men have higher rates of depersonalization.However, women are much…

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Office visits for arthritis, visits with opioids prescribed on the rise

The percentage of adult arthritis visits to office-based physicians increased significantly during 2006-2015, with the percentage of visits where opioids were prescribed also increasing during that time, according to data.“The 2016 CDC Guideline…

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Can Eating a Healthy Diet Reduce the Risk of Lupus? Probably Not, a New Study Shows

For the most part, researchers found that people who ate healthy diets were no less likely to develop lupus than people who ate less nutritious diets — with one possible exception. The post…

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Got More Arthritis Foot Pain Than Usual? The Surprising Way the Pandemic Is Hurting Your Feet

Going barefoot while spending more time at home can further damage arthritic joints. Here’s how to avoid foot pain during the pandemic. The post Got More Arthritis Foot Pain Than Usual? The Surprising…

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What Will Post-Lockdown Life Be Like? 6 Hopes and Fears from a Chronic Illness Patient in Australia

In Melbourne, Rosemary Ainley’s community is emerging from a second lockdown, which has her contemplating what yet another ‘new normal’ means when you live with arthritis and chronic illness. The post What Will…

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Starting or Switching a Biologic Is Linked to an Increased Risk of Depression and Anxiety in Inflammatory Arthritis

When treatment for inflammatory arthritis escalates, so does the risk of depression and anxiety — and there are many possible explanations for this link. The post Starting or Switching a Biologic Is Linked…

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Webinar: Staying Safe During COVID-19: What People with Chronic Illness Need to Know

The COVID-19 pandemic has uniquely affected people with arthritis and chronic illness. This webinar aims to help people living with these conditions understand how to prevent infection and engage in daily routines and…

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Tenet Healthcare works its playbook to drive Q3 recovery amid COVID challenges

Tenet Healthcare works its playbook to drive Q3 recovery amid COVID challengestreedTue, 10/20/2020 – 16:56

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Cigna's Evernorth launching fertility solution FamilyPath

Cigna’s Evernorth launching fertility solution FamilyPathpminemyerTue, 10/20/2020 – 16:26

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CMS to allow Nebraska to install voluntary Medicaid wellness and work requirements

CMS to allow Nebraska to install voluntary Medicaid wellness and work requirementsrkingTue, 10/20/2020 – 15:26

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Merck testing drone delivery for vaccines in North Carolina

Merck testing drone delivery for vaccines in North CarolinahlandiTue, 10/20/2020 – 15:02

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Willis Towers Watson: Employers eye new health delivery approaches

Willis Towers Watson: Employers eye new health delivery approachespminemyerTue, 10/20/2020 – 12:02

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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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