Author | Amy Jacob


Myth Busted: Young People Do Get Heart Disease

May 31, 2017

At AAPA 2017 in Las Vegas, Jennifer Carlquist PA-C, ER, CAQ said that she believed clinicians are trained in medicine to think heart disease is "an old person's disease," so they don't have it on their radar for the young people (teen years through mid-30s).

Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Wins FDA Approval

May 23, 2017

Sarilumab would be able to treat adult patients with moderately-to-severely active rheumatoid arthritis who cannot tolerate one or more disease modifying antirheumatic drugs like methotrexate.

First Drug to Specifically Treat Giant Cell Arteritis Gains FDA Approval

May 22, 2017

This is the first FDA-approved therapy specific to this form of vasculitis.

Medical Errors: The Third Leading Cause of Death in the United States

May 17, 2017

200,000 to 400,000 people die annually from medical errors.