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…

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VIDEO: Ronald M. Laxer, MDCM, FRCPC, addresses rheumatologic disease 'masquerading' as infection

November 24, 2019
NEW YORK — Certain rheumatologic diseases can often appear initially to be infections, according to Ronald M. Laxer, MDCM, FRCPC, professor…

Meeting News

Live zoster vaccine safe, effective in patients taking TNF inhibitors

November 11, 2019
ATLANTA — Data from the Varicella Zoster Vaccine study demonstrate that administering live, attenuated varicella vaccine to patients taking TNF…

In the Journals

Opioid overdose, vaccine preventable diseases among avoidable SLE-related conditions

November 6, 2019
Opioid use and overdose, and certain vaccine-preventable diseases, are among conditions related to systemic lupus erythematosus that could be avoided…

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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…

Meeting News

Rheumatology nurses central to addressing childhood vaccine concerns

August 15, 2019
ORLANDO — Although proper vaccination is crucial for all patients with rheumatic diseases, rheumatology nurses who work with children often…


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…

Meeting News

Measles outbreaks should prompt rheumatologists to confirm, discuss vaccination

May 17, 2019
CLEVELAND — With measles reappearing in patient populations across the country, it is now more important than ever for rheumatologists to…

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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…

What's Your Diagnosis?

An unusual case with which to challenge your senior residents (and staff)

Infectious Diseases in Children, December 2018
James H. Brien, DO
James H. Brien
A 5-year-old male was admitted to the hospital for evaluation of several progressive problems, including an…

ACR report card: Majority of states score 'C' for rheumatology care

September 4, 2018
The 2018 Rheumatic Disease Report Card: Raising the Grade on Rheumatology Care in America released today by the American College of Rheumatology…

A Diagnosis Divided

August 31, 2018
We begin with a 24-year-old previously healthy female presenting with gradual worsening — over the last few months — migraine-like…

Meeting News

Johns Hopkins named top hospital for rheumatology care by U.S. News & World Report

August 17, 2018
Johns Hopkins Hospital has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Survey as the top-ranked hospital in the country…

Healio Rheumatology launches 'Rheuminations' podcast series

July 16, 2018
Healio Rheumatology is proud to announce the launch of Rheuminations, a podcast series hosted by Adam Brown, MD, focusing on medical mysteries and…

Education Lab

Ace the Case: 60-Year-Old Woman With Recurrent Infections and Bronchitis

Healio Rheumatology, June 2018
A 60-year-old white woman presented with severe seropositive rheumatoid arthritis. She is taking methotrexate 12.5 mg per week, prednisone 17.5 mg…


The Rheumatology-Infectious Disease Clinic: A Much Needed Addition to Interprofessional Rheumatologic Care

Healio Rheumatology, May 2018
Leonard H. Calabrese, DO
This issue of Healio Rheumatology highlights the intersection of viral diseases and rheumatologic care, which is a topic near and dear to my heart. I…

Cover Story

Spread of Vector-borne Diseases, Associated Arthralgias, a Concern For Rheumatologists

Healio Rheumatology, May 2018
A rheumatologist can wear many hats: physician, researcher, therapist, family counselor — perhaps it’s time to add…

Pharmacology Consult

Preventing meningococcal disease in patients receiving Soliris

Infectious Disease News, May 2018
Leah Molloy, PharmD
Soliris is a humanized monoclonal antibody that has emerged as a life-saving therapy for certain rare diseases but carries with it the risk for…

In the Journals

Two-week methotrexate hiatus after flu vaccine improves vaccine effect

April 13, 2018
Temporarily ceasing methotrexate for 2 weeks following seasonal influenza vaccination improves the vaccine’s immunogenicity, without increasing…