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Patient self-monitoring of DMARD therapy can lead to significant reductions in health care use, researchers show.


Biologics only slightly reduce fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, a systematic review suggests.


Rheumatoid arthritis patients using adalimumab don’t face higher risks for adverse health events, researchers said in a recent study. The new study also reinforces the benefit for these patients of receiving the flu vaccine.

Today’s therapeutic practices in rheumatology could one day go the way of the rotary telephone due to advances in imaging, proteomics and other areas.

Sometimes asking "How are you feeling isn't enough. In this slideshow, we list eight communication pitfalls physicians should avoid.

Ellen M. Field, M.D.

Building a relationship with your patients is the first step to avoiding communication pitfalls, says Dr. Ellen M. Field of Bethlehem, Penn.


Biosimilars to Humira and Enbrel are one step closer to the marketplace with FDA advisory committee approval.

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