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Genetically Predicted BMI Increases Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk
Oral Steroids May Raise Risks for Diabetes, HTN, VTE in Children
Glucocorticoids Linked to Hospitalized Infection Risk in RA
Adding Belimumab Improves Renal Outcome in Lupus Nephritis
Curcuma longa Extract Improves Knee Pain in Osteoarthritis
Lipid-Rich Necrotic Core Linked to Psoriasis Severity
Study Examines Diet and Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis in Women
Predictors of Transition to Adult Rheumatology Care Explored
Widespread Avoidance of Medical Care Found Due to COVID-19 Concerns
Early Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Slow Heart Disease
Some Lupus Erythematosus Cases Tied to Drug Exposure
Lung-Specific Risk Factors Linked to Hip Fracture in Smokers
Most Shoulder Replacements Last More Than 10 Years
Respiratory Disease May Increase Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis
Risk for COVID-19 Hospitalization Follows Usual Pattern in Lupus
Longer Bisphosphonate Use May Up Atypical Femur Fracture Risk
Poll: More Older Adults Using Telehealth During Pandemic
Bisphosphonates Safe but May Not Improve Bone Marrow Lesion Volume
Burnout Less Likely for Doctors in Minority Race/Ethnic Groups
Guidance Helps Doctors Optimize Telemedicine for Seniors
Expanding Medicaid in Holdout States Could Insure 3.9 Million
Life Expectancy 78.60 Years for U.S. Population for 2009-2011
Longer Bisphosphonate Drug Holiday May Up Fracture Risk
CDC: More American Indian, Alaska Natives in Fair, Poor Health
Health Plans Not Implementing Prior Authorization Reforms
Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Lower Risk for Incident T2DM
Worldwide Burden of Gout Increased From 1990 to 2017
Most Studies Still Fail to Analyze Data by Sex
President Says Medicare Should Expand Telehealth Services
Canakinumab Explored as Therapy for Large-Joint Osteoarthritis
Cost-Related Rx Nonadherence Highest in Young U.S. Women
38 Percent of Older Adults in U.S. Not Ready for Video Doctor Visits
Telemedicine Use Explodes During COVID-19 Pandemic
Sex Differences in Income Vary With Proportion of Male Doctors
Inflammation Tied to Thyroid Dysfunction With Psoriasis
Vertebral Fractures Up With Long-Term Delay of Denosumab
CDC Guidance Issued for Testing, Management of HCP Exposed to Hep C
Financial Health of Hospitals 'Dire' Due to COVID-19
CDC: Former Smokers Have Higher Levels of Fair, Poor Health
PRIME Cells ID'd in Blood Before Flare in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Physical Distancing Interventions Cut Incidence of COVID-19
Global Population Anticipated to Peak in 2064
Layoffs Cost 5.4 Million Americans Their Health Insurance
Arthritis Patients Needing to Shelter in Place Require More Support
Electronic Health Records Fail to Detect Many Medication Errors
Physically Demanding Jobs May Raise Risk for Knee Osteoarthritis
Upadacitinib Beats Methotrexate in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis
Oral Corticosteroid Bursts Carry Risk for Severe Adverse Events
Roughly 2 Million Americans Buy Prescriptions From Outside the Country
Study Finds Allergic Rhinitis, Rheumatoid Arthritis Not Linked
Trump Administration Asks Supreme Court to Overturn Affordable Care Act
Inhibition of Sclerostin May Increase Cardiovascular Risk
COVID-19 Hospitalization Up With Prednisone in Rheumatic Disease
Safety Climate Perceptions Linked to Health Provider Stress
Court Rules Against Drug Price Disclosures in TV Ads
Risk Factors for Suicide ID'd in Health Care Professionals
Skin Psoriasis, Somatic Comorbidity Up Psychiatric Illness
Pneumonia Risk Down With Nitrogen-Containing Bisphosphonates
One-Third of Lupus Patients Have Trouble Refilling Hydroxychloroquine
Long-Term Rituximab May Aid in Antibody-Associated Vasculitis
Dextrose Injections Aid Knee Osteoarthritis Pain
Tooth Loss More Prevalent in Adults With Chronic Disease
9.5 Percent Uninsured in U.S. From January Through June 2019
Links Found Between Leaders of Medical Associations, Industry
Genetic Data May Up Diagnostic Efficiency for Rheumatic Disease
Only One in Four U.S. Hospitals With ICUs Have Tele-ICU Services
Biomechanical Footwear May Aid Knee Osteoarthritis Outcomes
ACR Updates Guideline for Management of Gout
Melanoma Risk From Biologic Therapy Remains Uncertain
Burnout Comparable Between Millennial, Gen X Residents, Fellows
Spending on Primary Care Continues to Lag in the U.S.
Osteoporotic Fracture Risk Lower for DOAC Than Warfarin in A-Fib
Guidance Issued for Osteoporosis Management During COVID-19
Most Physicians Have Seen False-Negative COVID-19 Test Results
Burden of Osteoarthritis Increasing in Most Countries
Anakinra May Reduce Systemic Inflammation in COVID-19
Long-Term Physical Activity Not Tied to Knee Arthritis
ATS Issues Guideline on the Diagnosis of Sarcoidosis
Symptomatic Health Care Staff in U.K. Screened for COVID-19
Psoriasis Tied to Higher Alzheimer Disease Risk
David Shulkin, M.D., on COVID-19 Financial Consequences for Health Care System
Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Remain Unaware of CV Risk
Social Inequality May Contribute to Poor Metabolic, Bone Health
COVID-19-Linked Changes Reported in Rheumatic Disease Patient Care
Benefit of Social Distancing Outweighs Economic Impact
Prevalence of Autoimmunity May Be on the Rise
Telehealth Usage Was Growing Among Internists Prior to COVID-19
SARS-CoV-2 Contamination of Air, Surfaces Examined in ICU, Wards
Medical Masks May Be Sufficient During COVID-19 Routine Care
High Rates of Appropriate E-Consults Seen Across Specialties
Sex, Gender Differences in Psoriasis May Have Clinical Implications
Outcomes Better at One Year With Physical Therapy for Knee OA
Majority of Physicians Report Serious Concerns About COVID-19
Higher Alcohol Intake May Harm Bone Health in HIV Patients
Early Deep Remission of Crohn Disease Tied to Better Outcomes
Unemployed Workers Less Likely to Be Uninsured Post-ACA
Doctors, Hospitals, Pharmacies Warned Not to Stockpile Meds
U.S. Army Opens Field Hospital in New York City
PPE Negative for SARS-CoV-2 After Patient Contact
Workers at Risk for COVID-19 Exposure Can Access Online Training
National Health Spending Expected to Increase Through 2028
Cumulative Dose of Oral Steroids Associated With HTN Incidence
Serial Interval of COVID-19 Estimated at 3.96 Days
Sociodemographic Disparities Seen for Outpatient Orthopedic Care
Per-Capita Medical Radiation Exposure Down in United States
Author Conflicts of Interest May Influence Cannabidiol Conclusions
Phone App Helps Cut Pain, Aid Functioning With Osteoarthritis
Factors ID'd in Quitting Smoking for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Romosozumab Added to Guideline for Management of Osteoporosis
Asthma, COPD Linked to Higher Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis
2018 Health Care Spending Up Due to Higher Prices
Preventive Care Service May Cut Risk for Recurrent Fractures
Antimalarials May Cut Risk for Type 2 Diabetes in Lupus Patients
Female Clinical Chairs Paid Significantly Less Than Men
Considerable Increase Seen in List, Net Prices of Branded Drugs
Serum Folate Tied to CV Mortality Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Racial/Ethnic Insurance Coverage Disparity Down Since ACA
1996 to 2016 Saw Increases in U.S. Spending on Health Care
AAN: Hypersomnolence in Elderly Linked to Medical Conditions
MRI-Identified Damage Tied to Patient-Reported RA Function
Reproductive Health Guidelines Issued for Rheumatic Diseases
Influence of Politics Has Not Waned in Opinions About ACA
Mistreatment, Discrimination Still Common for Medical Students
Many Transgender Youth Intentionally Avoid Disclosure
FDA Approves Voltaren Arthritis Pain, Pataday for OTC Use
Several Drugs Have Similar Efficacy for Plaque Psoriasis
Risk for Adverse Events Up With Low-Dose Methotrexate
Amlodipine Better BP Drug for Lower Long-Term Risk for Gout
U.S. Life Expectancy to Reach 85 by 2060
Telemarketer Access to Medicare Information to Be Investigated
2011 to 2018 Saw Decline in Problems Paying Medical Bills
S. aureus Colonization Increased in Skin Lesions in Lupus Patients
Empathy Declines as Students Progress Through Medical School
Biologics Tied to Greater Reduction in Pediatric Psoriasis
Seniors Have Concerns About Affording Health Insurance
Number of Nurse Practitioners More Than Doubled 2010 to 2017
Reference Pricing Linked to Lower Prices Paid by Employers
Mood Disorders Common With Rheumatoid Arthritis
2017 to 2018 Saw Increase in Life Expectancy in the United States
U.S. Spends More on Health Care, but Has Worse Life Expectancy
Familial Psoriasis May Not Be Tied to Obesity
Gender Gap Persists in Starting Salary for Physicians
Wealthy Pay Most to Finance U.S. Health Care
Major Insurers Offer $55 Million to Lower Generic Drug Costs
Fewer Than Half of Clinical Trials Comply With Reporting Laws
Fast-Track Review of ACA Lawsuit Rejected by U.S. Supreme Court
ACP: Medicare for All Needed to Fix 'Ill' U.S. Health Care System
Single-Payer System Would Likely Save Money
ACA Tied to Narrowing of Disparities in Access to Care
History of Falls Predicts Future Fractures in Postmenopausal Women
Ageism Predicts Significantly Worse Health Outcomes
Evolution of Approval, Regulation Processes for Drugs Explored
Doctor Replacement Ratios Higher in Largest, Hospital-Owned Practices
Most Eligible Knees Not Being Replaced in Timely Manner
Gout Incidence Down With SGLT2 Inhibitors in Type 2 Diabetes
Physicians Spend >16 Minutes Per Encounter on EHR Use
Burnout in Med Students Tied to Perceived Stress, Phone Behavior
California May Start Producing Its Own Medicines
Recruitment Satisfactory for Foreign-Educated Health Providers
Treatment Guidelines Updated for Hand, Hip, Knee Osteoarthritis
Neighborhood Disadvantage Impacts Hospital Quality Ratings
Four Weeks of Active TENS Beneficial for Fibromyalgia
Large Gap Found in Health Administrative Spending for U.S., Canada
Adherence to Ideal Pathway in Pregnancy Reduces Risks in RA
Price Hikes for Hundreds of Medications
Poll: Older Adults Frequently Use Online Physician Ratings
Ambient Air Pollution Linked to Lower Bone Mineral Content
Peripheral Nervous System Events Not Common in Lupus
Mental Distress, Depression Prevalent in Adults With Arthritis
Patient Experiences Modestly Worse After Hospital Acquisition
MIV-711 No Better Than Placebo for Pain Relief in Knee OA
Machine Learning System Makes More Alerts for Med Errors
Depression May Worsen QOL in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Many Hospitals Fail to Provide Instructions for Patient Portals
Patient Share of Out-of-Network Costs Rising
Palliative Care Services Lagging Worldwide
Enrollment in Affordable Care Act Holds Steady for Third Straight Year
Vitamin D Supplementation Alone May Not Reduce Fracture Risk
Anifrolumab Improves Response at 52 Weeks in Lupus
Private Care Program for U.S. Vets Gets $8.9 Billion in Budget Deal
FDA to Allow States to Import Prescription Drugs From Other Countries
Outcomes Worse for Rural Residents With Chronic Conditions
Domestic Abuse Increases Risk for Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue
Hahn Confirmed as New FDA Chief
Type 2 Diabetes More Common in Patients With Psoriasis
Factors Examined for Time to First Rx for Biologic DMARD in RA
U.S. Primary Care Doctors Face Challenges in Coordinating Care
U.S. Health Care Spending Up 4.6 Percent in 2018
2016 to 2019 Saw Increase in Medical Students With Disabilities
Half of U.S. Physicians Recommend Complementary Health Approaches
Rural Population Underrepresented Among Medical Students
Retail Prescription Drug Prices Fall for First Time in 45 Years
Services Affected by Rural Hospitals Joining Health Systems
Palm, Finger Temps Higher on Thermal Imaging in RA Patients
Physician Depressive Symptoms Tied to Higher Risk for Medical Errors
Adults Not Living in Metro Areas Have Reduced Access to Care
Palmoplantar Pustulosis Confirmed as Orphan Disease
Fracture Risk Increased in Adults With Atopic Eczema
U.S. Life Expectancy Dropped Since 2014 for Working-Age Adults
Rates of Joint Surgery Higher With Psoriatic Arthritis
Electronic Health Record Usability Graded F by Physicians
Employee Premiums, Deductibles Eating Larger Share of Income
Rheumatoid Arthritis Linked to Comorbidities Before, After Diagnosis
Weight Loss Tied to Loss of Hip Bone Density in Older Adults
White House Wants Hospitals, Insurers to Provide Actual Costs of Care
Bipartisan Bill to Curb Drug Costs Backed by White House
Survey of U.S. Registered Nurses Points to Worsening Shortages
Imaging Rates Continue to Rise Despite Efforts to Reduce
ACR: Few Serious Infections Seen in Infants Exposed to non-TNFis, Tofacitinib
ACR: Opioids Offer Only Minor Pain Relief in Osteoarthritis
ACR: Age at Psoriasis Onset Sets Course for Psoriatic Arthritis
Medical Practices Burdened by Regulatory Requirements
Seriously Ill Medicare Beneficiaries Face Financial Hardship
Dr. Stephen Hahn Nominated to Head FDA
Coronary Calcium Score May ID CV Risk in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Recommendations Developed to Address Clinician Burnout
Risk for Birth Defects Not Increased With Adalimumab
Common Sites of Bone Erosion in Rheumatoid Arthritis ID'd on US
CDC: U.S. Life Expectancy Up Slightly, Mortality Lower in 2017
Facebook Launches Preventive Health Tool
Outcomes Poor With Medical Care From Fraud, Abuse Perpetrators
Physical Activity May Lower Postmenopausal Fracture Risk
Google Searches for CBD Up Substantially
More Choices, Lower Premiums for ACA Consumers Next Year
Physical Therapy, Lifestyle Advice Underused in Knee OA
Experimental Growth Factor May Aid Knee Osteoarthritis
Study Compares Anticoagulants for Antiphospholipid Syndrome
Recommendations Developed for Preventing Secondary Fractures
Patient Portal Use Has Positive Impact on Preventive Health Behaviors
Statins Tied to Osteoporosis in Dose-Dependent Manner
Medicare Fraud-Prevention Rules to Be Revised
2000 to 2015 Saw Increase in Medicare GME Payments
Burnout Linked to Poor Quality Care in Published Literature
Hydroxychloroquine Blood Levels Predict Retinopathy Risk in Lupus
Cost of Waste in U.S. Health System Estimated
Mortality Down for Autoantibody-Associated Vasculitides Patients
Survey: Many U.S. Adults Not Planning to Get Flu Vaccine
Rituxan Approved for Pediatric Patients With Rare Vasculitis Diseases
Heart Disease May Up Risk for Allopurinol-Linked Cutaneous AEs
Psoriasis Tied to High BMI, Low Meat Intake in Japanese Study
Serum IL-35 Levels Tied to Bone Loss With Rheumatoid Arthritis
Average Annual Premium for Workers Increased in 2019
Many Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Patients Use Opioids
Deep Learning Models Classify Disease From Medical Imaging
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