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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Adam Hochron
The benefits of drinking milk have been established in a number of previous studies, but one group recently looked at whether there were specific benefits in helping to delay knee osteoarthritis in women.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Adam Hochron
A support group developed by a hospital in New York has shown that patients with rheumatoid arthritis can see their condition improve by not only addressing the physical symptoms but the psychological issues as well.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Digital self-scheduling is set to increase considerably in the next 5 years, according to a report published by Accenture.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
By Rachel Lutz
Phase 3 study results show that baricitinib met the primary endpoint of improved ACR20 scores after 12 weeks of treatment in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Under the Affordable Care Act, information must be made available to allow the public to compare physicians, although there are considerable challenges surrounding the development of the physician performance website, Physician Compare. These challenges are addressed in a health policy brief published online Dec. 11 in Health Affairs.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
With the issuing of the new US Senate report on interrogations, the American Medical Association is reminding physicians of their ethical obligations relating to torture and interrogation.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Consent and purpose are important for public support of secondary uses of electronic health information, according to a study published in the Dec. 16 issue of the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Current evidence, though limited, suggests that bariatric surgery with subsequent marked weight loss may reduce knee complaints in morbidly obese adults, according to research published online Dec. 8 in Obesity Reviews.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Acute gout attacks occur 2-times more often during the night and early morning than during the day, according to study findings published online Dec. 11 in Arthritis & Rheumatology.
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have elevated insulin resistance, but this is not associated with increased atherosclerosis risk, according to a study published online Dec. 10 in Arthritis & Rheumatology.
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