arthritis

Three things you may not know about arthritisA study from Humana and the CDC sheds eye-opening results about arthritis and health-related quality of life.
Medical marijuana update: Top 3 things health execs should knowHere’s what you need to know about medical marijuana laws, and what they mean for the healthcare system.
Researchers find arthritis therapy ‘effective’ for noninfectious uveitisMultiple intravenous administrations of tocilizumab for noninfectious uveitis can be effective in improving visual acuity and reducing vitreous haze.
Copay assistance programs: Managed care pros and consDo copay assistance program offer a long-term solution for patients? Experts weigh in.
Limp raises suspicion for juvenile arthritisThere are a number of entities to consider in the differential diagnosis when a child presents with a limp, including autoimmune diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, infection, and cancer. Here's why juvenile arthritis is high on the list.
Physical activity decreases inflammation linked to psoriatic arthritisInflammatory pain is a component of psoriatic arthritis, and participating in physical activity, such as yoga, is a way to reduce inflammation and manage chronic pain if a patient is experiencing it.
Integrating IoT devices into healthcareIntegrating IoT devices within healthcare systems allows professionals and individuals to have access to new health-related data used for informed, personalized healthcare applications and situations.
Electronic prior authorization and payers: Lessons from BCBSTwo presenters at the AMCP 2016 conference examine a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Michigan pilot project to leverage technology for its medical specialty drug management program. Here are the lessons learned.
New osteoarthritis drug expands options for low-dose NSAIDsFDA approved meloxicam (Vivlodex, Iroko Pharmaceuticals, LLC) capsules, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), for the management of osteoarthritis pain in 5-mg and 10-mg doses administered once daily.
Family Bibles and chicken dinners: Physician writing contestMedical Economics is proud to unveil the honorable mention entries in our 2015 Physician Writing Contest. We believe the essays exemplify what connecting with your patients is truly about, and demonstrate the levels of heart, determination, and empathy you strive to bring into every exam room, every day. Thanks for reading.