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Amid political arguments on both sides of the aisle, three recent studies draw upon data, rather than ideology, to suggest a tie between lack of coverage and negative health results.
Socialized medicine, a term which appears to be on the rise of late in Google searches, has been garnering headlines. Learn the difference between socialized medicine and universal healthcare.
Here are ten things we learned from the CreakyJoints community on World Arthritis Day.
Sadly, joy is a feeling that often gets lost in the shuffle of living with a chronic illness.
Treat-to-target, evidence-based guidelines recommend that rheumatoid arthritis patients be monitored regularly for disease activity and that therapy is adjusted —…
“This is particularly notable, since the cohort consisted of the harder-to-treat patients, meaning those with long-standing disease with prior use of other biologic agents,” Dr. Harrold says.
Boehringer Ingelheim announced it had enrolled the first patient in a study intended to demonstrate that a biosimilar is interchangeable with Humira (adalimumab) for treating patients with moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis.
Over 11,500 patients have enrolled in ArthritisPower, our patient-led, patient-centered research registry for joint, bone, and inflammatory skin conditions.
Arthritis patients with resolved hepatitis B infection, who received disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) such as methotrexate, were unlikely to have the hepatitis B resurface.
Gout may be associated with greater risk of severe knee osteoarthritis, which in turn requires total knee replacement surgery.
Just two decades ago, hospital waiting rooms were packed with patients sitting in wheelchairs suffering, debilitated, from the pains of rheumatoid arthritis.
Three chronic illness patients have formed a group to help Hurricane Harvey victims get the medical supplies they need.
Eating more fish — rather than fish oil supplements — might be associated with lower rheumatoid arthritis disease activity.
A new study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association questions the impact energy drinks have on users’ hearts when compared to other drinks with similar amounts of caffeine.
New research discourages thinking of individual foods in isolation and indicates that a diet combining the healthy foods can be more protective against RA than the sum of its parts.
Copayment Assistance programs, such as copay cards or “discount cards”, are offered by drug manufacturers (the companies that make your drugs) to lower the high costs charged by insurance companies for non-preferred drugs.
The CreakyJoints Patient Charter can help you be proactive and get the most out of your doctor appointments.
Rheumatologists and orthopedists created new guidelines with recommendations for the perioperative management of anti-rheumatic therapy.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is currently reviewing Simponi, an intravenous TNF-inhibitor, for psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis patients.
Postmenopausal women with osteoporosis who took romosozumab for a year experienced “rapid and large reductions" in risk of fracturing vertebrae.
EULAR report highlights the importance of early intervention in the treatment of people with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases.