Double Costs, Fewer Doctor Visits in Rheumatology

September 08, 2020

Rheumatic disease patients are paying double for out-of-pocket healthcare costs this year as compared to 2019, according to the results of patient survey issued by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR).

COVID-19 Rheumatic Disease News Roundup

September 01, 2020

Rheumatic disease patients have a unique set of concerns when it comes to COVID-19. To date, the evidence suggests, that for patients who have few, if any comorbidities, an infection may not be any worse than those in the general population. Learn more in this news roundup and slideshow.

RA Quiz: Measures of Mortality

July 01, 2020

Rheumatoid arthritis is not a life threatening condition per se, but it can have a dramatic impact on life expectancy. As a chronic systemic inflammatory condition, rheumatoid arthritis increases the risk of a number of other leading causes of death. Are you familiar with mortality risk in RA? Take this quiz.

EULAR 2020 Roundup: Men Get Sjogren's Too

June 09, 2020

In this slideshow, we highlight some presentations from EULAR 2020 we thought would interest you. The list includes a study that shows primary Sjogren’s syndrome affects men as well, and it highlights findings from a study that shows voclosporin was effective in treating lupus neprhitis in Latinas, a group disproportionately affected by the condition. More in this slideshow.

Physician Survey Shows that Salaries are Down

May 26, 2020

The 91st annual Medical Economics physician salary survey shows that physicians in five medical specialties earned less in 2019, than in 2018. Learn more in this slideshow.

The 2020 Treatment Guidelines for Gout

May 19, 2020

The American College of Rheumatology has updated its treatment guidelines for gout. The guideline includes 42 treatment recommendations, of which 16 are  now strongly recommended. They address standard treat-to-target urate lowering therapy, the use of allopurinol and more. In this slideshow, we highlight the 16 strongest recommendations. 

The Side Effects of Osteoporosis Treatments

April 21, 2020

In this slideshow, we highlight new data on side effects associated with osteoporosis treatments. The data show that side effects previously thought of as common, are actually rare. 

Rheumatoid Arthritis News Quiz

April 21, 2020

In this quiz, we highlight new developments in research for rheumatoid arthritis that touch on comorbidities, treatment effectiveness, pregnancy complications and more. Take our quiz here.

Quiz: What RA drugs are under study as possible COVID-19 treatments?

April 08, 2020

The American College of Rheumatology has issued a series of COVID-19 guiding principles for healthcare professionals who treat patients with rheumatic disease. In this quiz, we highlight a few of the key points the organization, and other healthcare experts, have made in recent weeks.

Important Conversations: Anxiety Management and Wellness

March 18, 2020

As coronavirus moves its way across the country, Dr. Kim Gorgens, a psychologist with more than 20 years of experience, recommends that rheumatologists proactively reach out to their patients to address concerns that may lead to stress and ill-advised changes in treatment regimens, such as stopping treatments without consulting a physician.