A Medicare & Biosimilars “WIN”

Greetings from Washington, DC where I, as chairman of the American College of Rheumatology’s Government Affairs Committee, had the honor to organize rheumatologists from around the country holding more than 100 meetings on Capitol Hill on Thursday supporting reforms to step therapy (“fail first”) and prior authorization, increased screening for osteoporosis, solutions to the rheumatology workforce shortage, and […]

Spring Tips For Autoimmune Diseases

Spring can be a time of great joy and exciting events. But, they also can be times of stress, anxiety and physical demands. All of this actually can contribute to triggers for an autoimmune disease flare. TIP: Many autoimmune diseases are affected by foods we eat and stress we encounter. Bring your own treats to […]

Pregnancy & Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

BY ADEY BERHANU, MD, FACR, RHMSUS Lupus is an autoimmune condition characterizedby dysregulation of the immune system resulting in widespread inflammation that can affect different organ systems. Autoimmune diseases, including lupus, are more common in women during their childbearing years. As such, special considerations for lupus patients during pregnancy are reviewed in this article. In […]

The breakdown of the main rheumatology advocacy in 2019

A belated Happy New Year to everyone! Here’s another update about what’s going on in Washington for the rheumatology community, from my perspective as a rheumatologist and volunteer chair of the American College of Rheumatology Government Affairs Committee. Please read, forward freely, and consider doing more advocacy as a New Year’s Resolution — it’s easy, […]

Rheum Fun

Exercising your brain is great for overall health! Try our Rheum Fun crossword puzzle. To assist with answering the questions visit WashingtonArthritis.com. Locate the newsletter tab on our home page to read the latest edition of Rheumors that includes hints to answering the questions. Do we have you stumped? Find all the answers in the same […]

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