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Why Are Physicians Silent About Outrageous Drug Prices?

MedPage Today
Jan 14, 2022

This article was written by Dr. Milton Packer, who wonders why physicians are struggling to get their priorities straight.

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2021 Rheumatology Year in Review

Jan 08, 2022

Our top 10 list of advances, game-changers, worries and those better medical practices that evolved during 2021.

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Best of 2021: Comparison of Three Coronavirus Vaccines

Dec 30, 2021

On Feb. 27, the Food and Drug Administration announced it has issued an emergency use authorization for Johnson & Johnson’s one-dose Covid vaccine, making it the third COVID-19 vaccine to be commercially available.  We've compiled a comparison table and some key information relevant to your

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Best of 2021: 11 Drugs That Cause Arthritis

Dec 27, 2021

This is the #1 question I get from new consults: “How did I get arthritis?”

But as the aching are asking, they are really thinking these joint complaints must be due to something.

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My Podcast Gift (12.24.2021)

Dec 24, 2021

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from RheumNow.



Dr. Jack Cush tells his podcast story - the genesis, keys to success and recommendations on how to get into podcasting - for teaching, practice, fun or influence.



Be sure to register for

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Best of 2021: Rheumatologists Rank 2nd in Physician Burnout

Dec 22, 2021

The 2021 Medscape Survey on Physician burnout ranks rheumatology second, just behind Critical Care medicine.

The survey included over 12,000 physcians from 20 specialties. While 42% of MDs claimed to be burnt-out, Rheumatologists claimed this 50% of the time. The top 3 this year were Critical

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Metanalysis of 49 articles, 16 224 pts, F/U 105 mos. Avg daily GC dose assoc w/ overall CV events, OP w/ Fx and osteonencrosis. https://t.co/l0ggQuwaaa

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Dec 21, 2021
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Best of 2021: EULAR Guidelines on Intraarticular Therapy

Dec 20, 2021

EULAR has published evidence-based recommendations on the use of intra-articular therapies (IAT) based on the literature review and recommendations of a multidisciplinary international task force. These IAT recommendations apply to adult patients with peripheral arthropathies.



The

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Best of 2021: Rebuttals

Dec 20, 2021

Since the COVID vaccine rollout, more people have been eligible to receive the vaccine. However, not everyone chooses to get one. I have heard many reasons (aka excuses) from my patients who are vaccine hesitant. 



Most come from people who are highly intelligent, and claimed that they

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Pain is the Focus of the 2021 Nobel Prize in Medicine

Dec 08, 2021

The 2021 Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology was jointly awarded to Drs. David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian for their discoveries of receptors for temperature and touch. Their work on neural signaling of heat and touch (tactile) relate to many physiologic conditions including chronic pain

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Telemedicine Upside Interview with Dr. Alvin Wells

Dec 03, 2021

In spite of the transformative growth of telemedicine during the COVID-19 pandemic, rheumatologists use of telemedicine is waning, much like the use of masks. Dr. Jack Cush interviews telemedicine guru, Dr. Alvin Wells, on the current state of telemedicine and what the future holds for

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Dr. Jack Cush interviews Professor Edward Keystone, MD (University of Toronto) on the origins and science behind the 60/40/20 benchmark and outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis.https://t.co/Ve6zOQPxZJ https://t.co/8RuL2CCsOQ
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Nov 29, 2021
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RheumNow Podcast - 60/40/20 Interview with Dr. Ed Keystone

Nov 26, 2021

Dr. Jack Cush interviews Professor Edward Keystone, MD (University of Toronto) on the origins and science behind the 60/40/20 benchmark and outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis.


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Improving Rheumatology Practice

Nov 22, 2021

How to best book patient appointments in rheumatology clinic? Should these be scheduled every 3 or 4 months regardless of patient status? Should they be scheduled by patient need or disease activity? 

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This podcast is devoted to discussing patient satisfaction and factors important in their willingness or unwillingness (resistance) to change therapies. https://t.co/eVLlD8gEIM https://t.co/B24NWnGLHu
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Nov 22, 2021
Geriatric Rheumatology:Improving care of aging patients Dr.Kathryn Dao ( @KDAO2011) moderates a panel w/ Drs.Una Makris, Katherine Wysham, Sebastian Sattui + Devyani Misra, as they discuss aspects of improving care of/outcomes for aging patients. #ACR21 https://t.co/lF3yUZBEkd https://t.co/hYufA8ptqj
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Nov 19, 2021
Career Advice for Young Rheumatologists: Drs. Janet Pope ( @Janetbirdope) asks Dr. Bykerk for her career advice for young rheumatologists, during the #ACR21 annual meeting.https://t.co/jv0eYeFR7M https://t.co/WfYFXPwMtI
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Nov 18, 2021
Great conversation with @BayviewMedicine @jhrheumatology alum Dr. Jason Liebowitz and Professor Janet Zeide on "Gift of Gab"- communications skills for the rheumatologist at #ACR21! @Rheumnow https://t.co/O1u3X8urag
Nov 09, 2021
Watch my interview w/incredible rheum leaders in the field of aging: 👉🏼what inspired them 👉🏼changes we need to make in our practice 👉🏼end of life care (including MD-assisted suicide). #BetterThanNPR #ACR21 @RheumNow @UnaMakris https://t.co/RBfvgHEkpm via @YouTube

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Nov 09, 2021
This case is from the hypereosinophilic syndrome talk. This was NOT EGPA! It was cancer. Be careful! #ACR21 @RheumNow https://t.co/UhdpeHBfOE
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Nov 09, 2021
For Dr @LianneGensler managing axSpA requires a sundae🍨approach! How cool is that?!😎 This means that we need to take a holistic approach on the management of axSpA - both non/pharmacologic & there's no one magic pill to treat the disease. @RheumNow #ACR21 #RheumTwitter https://t.co/o0OjcEn16b
Nov 09, 2021
A very strong and inspirational opening session quote "Create new better normal where you can create systems that are resilient to a crisis and the foundation trend towards paradigm shift after what the pandemic has brought to light the gaps" #ACR21 #RheumNow @DoctorYasmin https://t.co/Ikbt9LiPwu
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Nov 08, 2021
@DoctorYasmin: "Let's talk about the history ... let's build bridges." We individualize approach to treatments, we should also individualize our conversation about vaccine hesitancy to your patient's specific concerns. @rheumnow #ACR21 https://t.co/1Jxw8l2phB
Nov 08, 2021
Looking forward to “What the fact” – how to differentiate from misinformation versus actual information in social media @DoctorYasmin @DrDavidKarp #ACR21 @RheumNow https://t.co/Wqh29NWNmq
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Nov 08, 2021
You know you made it when you name appears on #ACRknowledgebowl @RheumNow #ACR21 on a question about who deveoped criteria for #AOSD https://t.co/VR5NQOfS3r
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Nov 08, 2021
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