Podcasts driving a revolution in rheumatology medical education

December 6, 2019
When journalist Ben Hammersley coined the word “podcast” in 2004, he was attempting to put a name to the phenomenon resulting from the…

Meeting News

Pain, fatigue topped list of symptoms most important to patients with rheumatic disease

November 19, 2019
ATLANTA — A vast majority of patients with a cross-section of rheumatic diseases reported that pain, fatigue and mental health issues were…

Meeting News

Opioid-related hospitalizations surge for rheumatic diseases, rise led by OA, fibromyalgia, RA

November 12, 2019
ATLANTA — The incidence of opioid-related hospitalizations among patients with musculoskeletal conditions increased markedly over the past 2…

Meeting News

Nearly 40% of patients with rheumatic diseases use marijuana for pain relief

November 10, 2019
ATLANTA — More than one-third of patients with rheumatic diseases reported using marijuana to relieve pain with minimal guidance from their…

In the Journals

Fibromyalgia linked to worse cognitive function, 'fibrofog'

November 5, 2019
Patients with fibromyalgia demonstrate worse objective and subjective cognitive function — sometimes called “fibrofog” —…

In the JournalsPerspective

Cancer, infection risk higher among patients treated with IL inhibitors

October 29, 2019
Rheumatology patients treated with interleukin inhibitors have an increased risk for serious infections, opportunistic infections and cancer…

Education Lab

Ace the Case: A 36-Year-Old Woman Presents With Generalized Pain, Easy Fatigability, Difficulty Staying Asleep, and Cognitive Difficulties for the Past 11 Months

Healio Rheumatology, August 2019
Upon successful completion of this educational activity, participants will be better able to assess and treat patients with fibromyalgia.

FDA News

FDA approves first generic alternatives to Lyrica

July 22, 2019
The FDA has approved several generic versions of pregabalin for the treatment of patients with neuropathic pain related to diabetic neuropathy…

In the Journals

Lower stress predicts significant pain improvement in fibromyalgia

July 15, 2019
Reduced stress levels, and high pain intensity at baseline, predict an increased likelihood of significantly improved pain after 10 to 12 years among…


Recent research in migraine include links to omega-3s, fibromyalgia, marijuana, opioids

June 24, 2019
June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, according to the American Migraine Foundation. The condition impacts almost one in five women, one in…


Social media opens new avenue to advocacy in rheumatology

June 21, 2019
Political activism is more accessible than ever thanks to the amplification offered by social media, and rheumatologists can use social media —…

Q&A With Healio Rheumatology

Speaking the Language: Health care execs join United Rheumatology to advocate for independent practice

May 24, 2019
In the ever-changing landscape of the United States health care system, rheumatologists need a voice. They need a voice in managing the complex web…

In the JournalsPerspective

Musculoskeletal disease second-highest global cause of years lived with disability

May 7, 2019
The burden of musculoskeletal diseases increased significantly between 2000 and 2015, and they are now the second most common cause of years lived…

Meeting News

Congress of Clinical Rheumatology to feature both well-known, 'off the circuit' speakers

April 30, 2019
More than 620 registered attendees from 45 states and 11 countries are traveling to Destin, Florida, this week for the 2019 Congress of Clinical…

In the Journals

Ultrasound-detected enthesitis common in patients with PsA, psoriasis

April 15, 2019
Enthesitis is common among patients with psoriatic arthritis and psoriasis, as well as individuals with fibromyalgia who undergo a clinical…

Q&A With Healio Rheumatology

Majority of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome fail to receive proper care in ED

March 29, 2019
Patients presenting to the ED with chronic fatigue syndrome may receive inappropriate care due to a widespread misunderstanding of this condition…

FDA News

FDA warns Nutra Pharma against 'bogus products' for chronic pain, addiction

March 19, 2019
The FDA has issued a warning letter to Nutra Pharma Corp., ordering the company to cease what it describes as illegal marketing of unapproved…


Fighting an 'invisible epidemic' during Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month

March 13, 2019
Faced with an increasing incidence and prevalence of autoimmune disease in the United States —approximately 23.5 million Americans are affected…


Recapping the ACR Review Course: What You May Have Missed This Year

November 8, 2018
I always look forward to the ACR yearly review course for an engaging way to get updates on various topics in the field of rheumatology. It’s…

Meeting News

MDHAQ questionnaire effective in identifying fibromyalgia

October 22, 2018
CHICAGO — The multidimensional health assessment questionnaire is as effective in identifying fibromyalgia as the 2011 fibromyalgia criteria…