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Screening for Mental Illness in RA Recommended

Psychological stress can heighten disease states, two studies show. One points to an association between stress and atherosclerosis in RA and another shows a link between depression and early inflammatory polyarthritis.(©LculigShutterstock)

Rheumatic Diseases

The management of a 22-year-old woman with ocular sarcoidosis.

Social stressors, such as being treated poorly in a doctor’s office, can lead to negative disease outcomes, particularly among black women with lupus, a new study shows.

Inflammatory rheumatic diseases have long been associated with increased morbidity and mortality. A new study compares the prevalence of comorbidities among psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.

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US Supreme Court has upheld tax subsidies for low income and middle class people who buy health insurance through federal exchanges under the Affordable Care Act. Here's what it means for patients with rheumatologic disease.

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A rheumatologist picks 5 studies he found particularly noteworthy at EULAR and gets right to the point about their potential clinical implications.

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For key facts and figures about musculoskeletal disorders, perhaps a surprise as the fourth leading diagnostic category in primary care, see the pages that follow.

The availability of reliable, up-to-date information about biosimilars is crucial if patients are to understand these agents. A new position paper highlights what is needed to assist physicians, patient organizations, and patients.

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