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CBT-Based Peer Support Helped Reduce Pain in Rural Alabama

August 08, 2020

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A community-based program helped reduce pain using cognitive behavioral therapy techniques in low-income, primarily Black individuals with coexisting pain and diabete.

Secukinumab Has High Retention Rate in Real-World Psoriatic Arthritis Study

August 08, 2020

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New real-world data shows 64% of patients with psoriatic arthritis who had previously been on a biologic stayed on secukinumab for the duration of the study.

Vagus Nerve Stimulation Effective for Acute Headache Pain, Review Finds

August 08, 2020

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A recent meta-analysis looked at noninvasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS), a nonpharmacologic method of acute pain relief for headaches.

Fatigue Broadly Impacts Patients With RA, Psoriatic Arthritis, Axial Spondyloarthritis

August 08, 2020

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A new study in PLOS ONE has highlighted the broad impact fatigue can have on patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), psoriatic arthritis, and axial spondyloarthritis.

How Are Employers Addressing Back-to-School, Leave-Related Concerns Amid the Pandemic?

August 08, 2020

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Beyond telework, some notable strategies that employers should consider when managing back-to-school and other leave related concerns among employees include child care benefits and flexible work options, said David Weisenfeld, JD, legal editor and host of a XpertHR podcast.

Contributor: Under New Rule, MA Plans Can Keep a Blindfold on Dialysis Facility Choice for Individuals With Kidney Failure

August 08, 2020

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A rule change to let those with end-stage renal disease enroll in Medicare Advantage has a twist that could stop patients from learning if their dialysis center iis in the network.

Researchers Find HRCT Risk Prediction Model Helpful in Predicting RA-ILD Prognosis

August 08, 2020

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A risk prediction model based on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) variables outperformed other models when predicting mortality among patients with rheumatoid arthritis-associated interstitial lung disease (RA-ILD).

Study: Muscle Loss May Lead to Higher Mortality and Costs for Patients Hospitalized for COPD

August 08, 2020

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A new study has found that muscle loss can lead to increased rates of mortality and morbidity in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, one expert remains skeptical whether the study represents the full scope of patients at risk.

FDA Approves At-Home Oral Treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy

August 07, 2020

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The FDA has approved risdiplam, the first at-home, oral treatment for spinal muscular atrophy.

Survival Consistent for Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer Despite Surgery Delays

August 07, 2020

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Delays in surgery to treat early-stage breast cancer and receiving neoadjuvant endocrine therapy did not decrease survival odds among female patients, authors report in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons.