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An in-depth look on the latest issues affecting the rheumatologist.
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Failure of Management: Treatment Gaps at the Root of Dismal Gout Care

Healio Rheumatology, December 2019
Experts might use words like “suboptimal” or “insufficient” to describe gout management in the United States. To be fair…
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The Customer is Sometimes Right: Direct-to-consumer Ads in Rheumatology

Healio Rheumatology, November 2019
Direct-to-consumer advertisements in health care occasionally provide patients with helpful information that sends them into the clinic with…
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Vagus Nerve Stimulation Wanders into Mainstream Rheumatology

Healio Rheumatology, October 2019
The word “vagus” comes from the Latin “to wander.” Accordingly, the vagus nerve takes a meandering path through the body…
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Out for Blood: Biomarkers Paving the Road to Personalized Medicine for Rheumatic Diseases

Healio Rheumatology, September 2019
There are endless idioms about blood. It is thicker than water, but one cannot get it from a stone. Truman Capote wrote about the cold version, rock…
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Lumpers, Splitters, and the Move Toward New Taxonomy for Rheumatology

Healio Rheumatology, August 2019
Historians attribute Philip II of Macedon — father of Alexander the Great — as the source of the motto and political principle known as…
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A Clearer Clinical Picture: Exploring Shifts in Use, Cost of Diagnostic Imaging

Healio Rheumatology, July 2019
New technology entering the medical field often portends a number of positive developments: Improved diagnosis and management of a disease; faster or…
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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…