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ICYMI: New data from the CDC shows that obesity rates have risen in the USA during the pandemic, with 16 states having obesity rates of 35% or higher - that's four more than last year, adding Delaware, Iowa, Ohio and Texas to the list. https://t.co/9nFuea2BOV https://t.co/XmsXmFXhzv
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Oct 04, 2021

Obesity Rates Rise During the Pandemic

Oct 01, 2021

New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that obesity rates have risen in the USA during the pandemic. Sixteen states have obesity rates of 35% or higher - that's four more than last year, adding Delaware, Iowa, Ohio and Texas to the list.

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RheumNow Podcast – Jack of All Subspecialties (10.1.2021)

Oct 01, 2021

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal articles from the past week on RheumNow.com




  1. A population based Swedish study of birth records shows that antibiotic exposure in first three years of life to be associated with a future risk of JIA, although infections during fetal

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RheumNow Podcast – Do More DMARDs Mean More Switching? (9.17.2021)

Sep 16, 2021

Smartphones and diet; COVID-19 and the numbers - reassuring or not, and what about masks?; and do more drugs mean more switching, less persistence, and patient adherence goes up...or down? All this and more news and journal reports in this week's episode.

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Two cohorts from the Nurses’ Health Study (1984–2014 & 1991–2013) showed no association between diet & increased risk of incident #SLE; but that a high nut/legume diet may be associated with a reduced SLE risk https://t.co/mbBs7KZA6A

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Sep 08, 2021
FORWARD prospective registry showed Obesity to be associated with a substantially higher risk of incident chronic opioid use (HR adj 1.74). Approximately 1 in 4 cases of incident strong opioid use can be attributable to obesity ((HRadj 2.11) https://t.co/R0KhH4b05g https://t.co/HGHeqh4B0c
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Sep 03, 2021
Can an anti-inflammatory diet impact axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA)? A 6-month dietary intervention shows that adherence to a Mediterranean diet lowers disease activity in axSpA; but dietary adherence is often incomplete. https://t.co/AqtYO60XbH https://t.co/uYil2YvOR1
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Aug 30, 2021

Mediterranean Diet Benefits Spondyloarthritis

Aug 26, 2021

Can an antiinflammatory diet impact axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA)? A 6-month dietary intervention shows that adherence to a Mediterranean diet lowers disease activity in axSpA; but dietary adherence is often incomplete.



This prospective, 6 month trial assessed whether nutritional

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Watch Now: Using Vitamin D in RA https://t.co/QXYVsa5jzP https://t.co/J9zxOUVRVY
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Aug 23, 2021

RheumNow Podcast – Driving in Pain (8.20.2021)

Aug 20, 2021

You know, I'm a very good driver. We all think we're great drivers - but consider what it's like to drive in pain: would you be a good driver? Also, I want you to consider the diagnosis of calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate disease (CPPD). But first, let's look at a study out of Scotland, looking

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Swiss SCQM registry compared 3217 RA & 819 PsA pts; PsA had more obese (36.5% overweight, 23.8% obese) than RA (4.4% underweight, 31.8% overweight, 17.0% obese). Obese PsA had higher CRP, Dz activity, worse QOL, pain & skin https://t.co/UzbKlT3tSz

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Jul 30, 2021

RheumNow Podcast – Psoriatic Arthritis Without Psoriasis (7.30.2021)

Jul 30, 2021

How much psoriasis do you need to have in order to have psoriatic arthritis? This plus a review of rheumatology and COVID news from the past week on RheumNow.com.

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Bariatric surgery result in less pain med use. UK THIN database study of 588,494 pts: the 694 w/vbariatric surgery had a 23% increased odds of no analgesic use for ≥12 mos (HR=1.23) & all-cause mortality was also lower (HR=0.46) than controls https://t.co/b90AOE7lfg

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Jul 28, 2021
A study of 7459 adults with diabetes, shows that regular bicycling is associated with a 22-32% reduction in all cause mortality and CVD mortality - with a loss of benefit to those who stop. https://t.co/wjEJXAu0zx

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Jul 22, 2021

Growing Cannabis Use in Arthritis Patients

Jul 21, 2021

The National Databank for Rheumatic Diseases reports a significant increased in cannabis use amongst arthritis patients between 2014-2019, suggesting patients are more frequently engaged in self-management of pain and the unmet need for a pain relieving, opioid-sparing alternative.



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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome has an annual incidence of 0.4%. Population based study shows more likely in women, 50-59 years, w/ obesity, gout, rheumatoid arthritis or a prior hx of wrist injury. https://t.co/X7U5yh0R3l

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Jul 19, 2021

ICYMI: RheumNow Podcast – Tofacitinib Safety Concerns

Jul 09, 2021

Dr. Jack Cush reviews and discusses the news and journal reports from the past week on RheumNow.com.

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ICYMI: Anti-inflammatory Diet Control of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Jul 09, 2021

The TOMORROW study assessed the relationship between diet and disease activity in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients and has shown that RA patients are more likely to have higher inflammatory diets, but that a change to an anti-inflammatory diet resulted in lower disease activity scores.

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RheumNow Podcast – As Good As I Ever Was (7.2.2021)

Jul 02, 2021

Dr. Jack Cush reviews the news and journal reports from this past week on RheumNow.com.

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Knee Replacement in Obese OA is Cost Effective

Jun 24, 2021

Debates over ideal candidates for total knee replacement (TKR) in osteoarthritis patients often excludes those who are obese, but a recent article in the Annals of Internal Medicine suggests that TKR is both effective and cost-effective in obese patients (BMI >40 kg/m2)

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Progression from Psoriasis to Psoriatic Arthritis

Jun 22, 2021

The question of whether psoriasis is a state or pre-clinical psoriatic arthritis has been addressed by several studies; with one suggesting that biologic use in psoriasis may aver the future development of psoratic arthritis (PsA).



A retrospecitve analysis of non-randomized moderate-

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Is there a correlation between Vitamin D in RA? https://t.co/QXYVsa5jzP https://t.co/bH5OtL7Dig
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Jun 18, 2021
Ten Things to Tell Patients About Diet and Rheumatic Disease: Dr. Eric Dein ( @ejdein1 ) https://t.co/q2Mc1gLZig https://t.co/iV5JO8m5Sv
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Jun 16, 2021
What Kind of Diet Should You be on? Dr. Robert Chao ( @doctorRBC) reviews dietary suggestions, and perhaps which type of dietary lifestyle may be best, based on presentations at the virtual #EULAR2021 meeting. https://t.co/3goEN9B2jR https://t.co/DmqldxmZI8
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Jun 12, 2021
Video: What Kind of Diet Should You be on? with Dr. Robert Chao ( @doctorRBC) https://t.co/jqkA8vrgww #EULAR2021 https://t.co/5mPuZWmw20
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Jun 08, 2021
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