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Article ID: 718716

Rheumatology Leaders and Patient Advocates Convene on Capitol Hill to Advocate for Patient Access to Care, Solutions to Workforce Shortage

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Physicians, health professionals and rheumatology patients gathered on Capitol Hill this week to urge lawmakers to support the Safe Step Act, Empower for Health Act, and the REDI Act during ACR's annual Advocates for Arthritis event.

Released:
10-Sep-2019 9:10 AM EDT
Newswise: Arthritis-Causing Virus Hides in Body for Months After Infection

Article ID: 718262

Arthritis-Causing Virus Hides in Body for Months After Infection

Washington University in St. Louis

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have developed a way to fluorescently tag cells infected with chikungunya virus. The technique opens up new avenues to study how the virus persists in the body and potentially could lead to a treatment.

Released:
29-Aug-2019 5:00 PM EDT
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Article ID: 718137

Tennis Champion Venus Williams Encourages Patients to get “Back on Top” in New PSA about Rheumatic Disease

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

World champion tennis player, Venus Williams, is teaming up with the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) to share important information about rheumatic diseases in a new public service announcement (PSA) set to air nationwide this fall.

Released:
28-Aug-2019 8:05 AM EDT

Announcement

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Arthritis, Bone Health, Pain

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English

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Article ID: 717894

Rheumatology and Spondylitis Organizations Release Updated Treatment Guideline for Axial Spondyloarthritis

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

Today, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), in partnership with the Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) and the Spondyloarthritis Research and Treatment Network (SPARTAN), released the 2019 Update of the Recommendations for the Treatment of Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) and Nonradiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA).

Released:
22-Aug-2019 1:05 PM EDT

Research Results

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Arthritis, Bone Health

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English

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Article ID: 717870

Researchers Find Combined Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis May Help Speed Remission

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Researchers found that patients with early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) may see less disease activity and higher remission rates after biologic therapy plus methotrexate (MTX) rather than either treatment alone.

Released:
22-Aug-2019 11:05 AM EDT

Research Results

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All Journal News, Arthritis, Bone Health

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English

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Article ID: 717861

Weight Loss Before Knee Replacement Improves Some Outcomes in Severely Obese Patients

Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

In patients with morbid obesity, losing 20 pounds before knee replacement surgery (arthroplasty) leads to fewer hospital days and other outcome improvements, reports a study in the August 21, 2019 issue of The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery. The journal is published in the Lippincott portfolio in partnership with Wolters Kluwer.

Released:
22-Aug-2019 9:50 AM EDT
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Article ID: 716653

Rheumatology Leaders Applaud Updates to Evaluation and Management Codes in CMS 2020 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule

American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) today applauded the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for including proposed reimbursement changes to evaluation and management (E/M) codes in its CY 2020 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule.

Released:
30-Jul-2019 3:05 PM EDT

Policy

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Arthritis, Bone Health, U.S. Politics

Languages:

English

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    1-Jul-2019 4:00 PM EDT

Article ID: 715182

Study Shows Some Generics Can Cost Medicare Recipients More Than Brand-name Drugs

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Medicare Part D enrollees may pay more out of pocket for high-priced specialty generic drugs than their brand-name counterparts, according to new research by health policy experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Released:
1-Jul-2019 11:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 714930

Arthritis and exercise: Why it helps to be more physically active

LifeBridge Health

More than 50 million U.S. adults have arthritis. Many experience severe joint pain and, likely because of their pain, don’t do much exercising if at all.

Released:
25-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT

Feature

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Aging, Arthritis, Bone Health, Exercise and Fitness, Seniors

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English

Newswise: Remote-controlled drug delivery implant the size of a grape may help chronic disease management
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    25-Jun-2019 9:00 AM EDT

Article ID: 714748

Remote-controlled drug delivery implant the size of a grape may help chronic disease management

Houston Methodist

People with chronic diseases like arthritis, diabetes and heart disease may one day forego the daily regimen of pills and, instead, receive a scheduled dosage of medication through a grape-sized implant that is remotely controlled.

Released:
24-Jun-2019 10:15 PM EDT

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