Dr. Virshup’s life work included providing care to rheumatology patients who couldn’t otherwise afford it.
The findings underscore the need for preventive measures and chronic disease management in immunosuppressed adults — even after COVID vaccination.
In a study that assessed clinical images across four major rheumatology training resources, researchers found only 13 percent of images featured patients with darker skin tones.
New research found that arthritis and hypertension are the most common chronic illnesses among veterans, regardless of age or sex. The research also suggests that veterans are more likely to experience multiple chronic conditions (MCC) than non-veterans.
Selma Blair walked the 2019 Oscar red carpet with a cane in her first public appearance since sharing her multiple sclerosis diagnosis.
Clogged arteries from too-little sleep can raise your risk of stroke, peripheral artery disease, and other problems.
Heart failure was of particular concern.
It’s an improvement from 20 years ago, but progress in reducing the number of people exposed to secondhand smoke has stalled in recent years.
Figuring out how to slow — or completely stop — the development of RA is an exciting area of clinical research.
Losing weight and exercising more are key to managing both diseases.
Starting on November 1st, the Open Enrollment period is the time for everyone to start thinking about health coverage for 2018.
If you’re only taking calcium and vitamin D to support your skeleton, you might be missing out.
Premenopausal women have a high risk of thinning bones if they have rheumatoid arthritis. You should ask about getting tested for osteoporosis if you have RA.
Lowering inflammation levels may help treat your arthritis symptoms *and* lift your mood.
Here’s a look at how arthritis care can vary dramatically across America.
People with chronic physical conditions are more likely to have mental health problems, and vice versa. But it turns out that there's an especially close link between arthritis and depression.
Having multiple co-occurring diseases, such as diabetes or depression, may make your psoriasis harder to manage.
Wondering if your doctor would approve medical marijuana being legalized? It turns out, they probably do.
If you have an autoimmune disease such as rheumatoid arthritis, the jury’s still out on whether the new shingles vaccine is safe for you.
Finding out you’re pregnant when you have an autoimmune disease like inflammatory arthritis is a swirl of a million emotions. You’re thrilled (and perhaps relieved) that you’re finally expecting, but you’re also likely a nervous, anxious wreck. Is it safe...
The U.S. could face a shortage of more than 4,100 full-time rheumatologists by 2030, according to new research published in Arthritis Care & Research. “The current U.S. adult rheumatology workforce is in jeopardy of accelerated decline at a time when...
Tearing one’s meniscus, the C-shaped cartilage that acts as a cushion between the shin and thigh bones, is a common sports injury and can “almost guarantee early-onset osteoarthritis and eventual knee replacement,” the New York Post reports. But, the Post...
Older patients save money when they pay cash for certain generic drugs at Walmart rather than using health insurance, according to a widely reported article in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine. “We already know from consumer reports that beneficiaries...
So-called “bad” cholesterol, or low-density lipoprotein (LDL), builds up as plaque on blood-vessel walls and narrows the flow of blood. This places patients at higher risk for major cardiac problems. It’s long been known that lowering LDL levels reduces risk...
Children who regularly breathe in secondhand smoke have a higher risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) as adults, according to new research published in the journal Rheumatology. Marie-Christine Boutron-Ruault, of France’s Institut Gustave Roussy, and colleagues studied more than 70,000...
ACR issues policy principals that urge federal officials to adopt as they consider drug policy changes affecting the health care of chronically ill Americans.
“Large-scale longitudinal studies will be essential to draw firm conclusions regarding PsA-associated risk for treatment-induced malignancy,” the researchers noted.
When physicians aim to achieve remission for rheumatoid arthritis patients, the patients fare better than do those whose doctors target low disease activity.
Overweight and obese adults are four times likelier to try to lose weight if they receive weight-loss counseling.
Spondyloarthritis (SpA) patients who took the nonsteroidal anti-Inflammatory drug (NSAID) diclofenac were at elevated risk for heart attack, although osteoarthritis (OA) patients who took that drug didn’t put themselves at greater heart attack risk. For SpA patients who took the...
Our first “Get a Handle on Arthritis” contest had an amazing response with over 300 people entering for a chance to win a LoveHandle phone grip. These sleek, comfortable, superior phone grips don’t tear your pocket, take up valuable space...
Your insurance plan MAY HAVE implemented a key change, with a program called a “co-pay accumulator adjustment”, that may impact your out-of-pocket finances.
Due to recent criticism of the FDA from a group called Patients for Biologics Safety & Access, we have issued a statement in support of the FDA.
A systematic review of six studies, published recently in Arthritis Care & Research, evaluates the effectiveness of methotrexate in treating chikungunya.
International rheumatology, dermatology, neurology, and pediatric groups have endorsed the new criteria.
Ultrasound and MRI have been shown to be more sensitive than clinical examination in detecting synovitis, both in active disease and in remission.
Younger, thinner rheumatoid arthritis patients, with lower disease activity and better scores on a certain health assessment, have a better chance of achieving remission when combining the tumor-necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor etanercept (enbrel) with methotrexate induction therapy.
Ever wonder what life is like for those living chronic and invisible diseases? Learn about the invisible struggles people with chronic disease face.
Higher MBDA scores yielded statistically significant associations with higher serious infection rates and significantly higher rates of heart disease.
In 2017, CreakyJoints lived up to our mantra of “bringing arthritis to its knees", by increasing support, education, advocacy, and research activities.
These findings suggest that there is a window of opportunity to treat patients with undifferentiated arthritis early, to delay subsequent progression to RA.
FDA is investigating serious adverse events involving Limbrel, a product in capsule form currently being marketed as a medical food to manage the metabolic processes associated with osteoarthritis.
Adults with hypertension can lower their blood pressure by consuming less sodium and sticking to the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet. That’s according to preliminary data presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2017 in Anaheim. Researchers,...
More than half of cardiovascular disease patients are being denied access to a new treatment.
UK researchers have found that obese rheumatoid arthritis patients are likelier to be disabled and have lower remission rates.
Women with rheumatoid arthritis were 68 percent likelier to develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) than was the general population.
Before undergoing total knee or hip replacement surgery, it is important for osteoarthritis patients to be of a healthy weight.
Does your zodiac sign shape what kind of patient you are? Find your sign to learn some fun "insights" into your patient personality.
CreakyJoints attended New York Fashion Week to raise awareness of rheumatoid arthritis.
Just two decades ago, hospital waiting rooms were packed with patients sitting in wheelchairs suffering, debilitated, from the pains of rheumatoid arthritis and other related diseases. “My colleagues and I did our best to treat and relieve the suffering the...
UPDATE: With the impact of Hurricane Irma affecting Florida, Georgia, and beyond, a Facebook Group has been created to help these patients. Please share this group and join if you need assistance or can help provide some. For most of...
For the past decade, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis patients have received suboptimal screenings and treatment for osteoporosis, despite a higher risk for that disease, which causes brittle and weak bones. That’s according to a new study published in Arthritis Care...
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently proposed a Medicare policy update for the 2018 calendar year, which it says is part of a broader strategy to ease regulatory burdens, improve patient-doctor relationships, and increase transparency. “Doctors want...
CreakyJoints was born at 3 a.m. one morning in 1999, when Seth Ginsberg emailed his former internship boss, entrepreneur Louis Tharp. “I was in my bunk bed, miserable and alone,” Ginsberg recalls in an article posted on Healio.com. In the...
An association between obesity and psoriatic arthritis has been established. “Regarding obesity and axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA), there were only a few studies investigating this topic, and especially the response to tumor necrosis factor inhibitors (TNFi) in obese patients,” says Raphael...