Cover Story

Every Step You Take: Tracking Patients Using Wearable Technology

Healio Rheumatology, February 2019
If your wrist has recently told you that it is time to get up and walk around, you are not alone. Wearable technology, exemplified by household brand…
Editorial

Closing the Gap Between Patients and Rheumatology Providers: A New Problem?

Healio Rheumatology, February 2019
Leonard H. Calabrese
In a recent article published in JAMA Network Open, Levy and colleagues surveyed more than 4,000 patients and queried them as to whether they had…
In the Journals

Lupus nephritis linked to severe gut microbiome imbalances

February 19, 2019
Patients with lupus demonstrate characteristic gut microbiome dysbiosis patterns, which appear to directly correspond to disease activity, according…

Wage-fixing and no-poach agreements

February 19, 2019
Antitrust laws are intended to ensure that firms compete fairly in an open marketplace, including to hire or retain employees. Physician practices…
In the Journals

FDA made ‘few’ changes to certain REMS, despite possible abuses

February 19, 2019
There were “few substantive changes” made to an FDA Risk Evaluation Mitigation Strategy to acknowledge the evidence of high rates of…
Meeting News

Heterogeneity of PsA hinders 'sharing' RA, psoriasis therapies

February 19, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Due to the diversity of its expression, psoriatic arthritis is not often able to take full advantage of treatments for…

AOA, Own the Bone to launch teleECHO program for osteoporosis care

February 19, 2019
The American Orthopaedic Association announced it will launch an orthopedic-focused teleECHO program for its Own the Bone program in spring 2019 in…
Meeting News

Despite differences, JAK inhibitor safety similar across options

February 18, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Despite various options, there is a similar safety profile across JAK inhibitors, according to an expert at the Annual…
Meeting News

JAK inhibitor therapy shows renewed promise for dermatomyositis

February 18, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Although the role of type I interferon has been well-established for systemic lupus erythematosus, a type I interferon…
Feature

Stanford’s WellMD Center blazes a trail to promote joy in medicine, combat burnout

February 18, 2019
Physician burnout has become a topic of interest in the medical community in recent years, with the level of urgency increasing on what seems like a…
Meeting News

Expert lays out mystery of why some gout is non-inflammatory

February 16, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Clinicians know that patients can vary widely by onset, location and serum uric acid levels, but reason for the variance…
Meeting News

Immunotherapy 'tidal wave' demands interdisciplinary approach

February 16, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — In the face of the “tidal wave of cancer immunotherapy,” collaboration across disciplines is required to manage…
Meeting News

Potential drug therapies persist amid 'lupus trial graveyard'

February 15, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Despite a series of recent clinical setbacks, the latest in “a very large and growing graveyard” for systemic…
Meeting News

'Immunology boot camp' emphasizes role of chronic stress in autoimmune disease

February 15, 2019
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Among the most important research in rheumatology over the past two decades has been the role of stress in the onset and…
Feature

How to get started with podcasts

February 15, 2019
Podcasts are a leading format of audio media that have garnered the attention of listeners throughout the U.S., with approximately 60 million U.S…
Feature

Walgreens to pay $270 million for overbilling prescription drugs, insulin pens

February 14, 2019
With all of the attention currently placed on prescription drug prices, it’s difficult to believe that a major retail distributor of…
In the Journals Plus

Oral complications rare after osteoporosis treatment in older women

February 13, 2019
Osteonecrosis of the jaw was a rare complication among older postmenopausal women with osteoporosis treated with denosumab for at least 3 years…
In the JournalsPerspective

Point-of-care ultrasound shows diagnostic, cost-saving potential

February 13, 2019
Point-of-care ultrasound provided diagnostic capabilities in several clinical areas and reduced costs, according to a systematic review recently…
Meeting News

5 major themes from the annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

February 13, 2019
The annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference was held January 7-10, 2019 in San Francisco. Each year, the health care investment symposium brings…
In the Journals

ACR provisional criteria tracks modest improvement in childhood SLE

February 13, 2019
Researchers have developed a novel, seemingly highly accurate index for measuring improvement in juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus over time…