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An in-depth look on the latest issues affecting the rheumatologist.
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The Cannabis Frontier: As Medical Cannabis Moves Mainstream, are Rheumatologists Prepared?

Healio Rheumatology, June 2019
As any self-respecting American marijuana smoker can attest, the nation’s complicated relationship with the drug dates at least as far back as…
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Joint Ventures in Complicated Patients: Advent of Derm-rheum Clinics

Healio Rheumatology, May
Among health care professionals, discomfort can be the mother of invention, to coin a phrase. Rheumatologists have long voiced uncertainty about…
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Crisis as Opportunity: Rheumatology Prospects Boom Amid Shortage

Healio Rheumatology, April 2019
In February 2018, a pair of analyses published in Arthritis Care & Research and Arthritis & Rheumatology issued a grim prediction for the…
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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…
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Burnout, Not Otherwise Specified: Defining, Addressing Rheumatologist Burnout

Healio Rheumatology, January 2019
Across the country, practicing physicians are experiencing increasing levels of burnout, and rheumatologists are no different, according to national…
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Checkpoint Checkmate: Adverse Event Management for Checkpoint Inhibitors

Healio Rheumatology, December 2018
Although it might seem silly to use the game Whack-A-Mole to illustrate a point about health care — knock one down and another pops up —…
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Weighty Concerns: Tackling Obesity in Patients With Rheumatic Diseases

Healio Rheumatology, November 2018
It is no secret that America has a weight problem. Likewise, it is well known among rheumatologists that overweight and obesity can worsen diseases…
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Disappointed but Undaunted: Pursuing New Avenues in Lupus Drug Development

Healio Rheumatology, October 2018
The march of scientific progress usually goes as follows: failure, failure, failure, failure, success, failure, failure, ad infinitum. Progress…
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The Virtual Doctor is In: Advancing Care Through Tele-Rheumatology

Healio Rheumatology, September 2018
It is no longer just millennials who are attached to their smartphones. Scan the subway or a shopping mall or even the audience at the American…
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Cracking the Code: The Rheumatologist’s Role in the Human Microbiome Project

Healio Rheumatology, August 2018
The circumstances surrounding the Human Microbiome Project illustrate one of the hallmarks of scientific advancement: a giant leap forward, followed…