Rheumatology Perspective

 
 
  • Most Memorable Gifts Received From Patients It's the holidays, and that means 'thank you' gifts from patients for your care. Here are some notable presents received by physicians.
  • A Doctor's Rules for Other Doctors--Part 1   A new book, written by an experienced physicians to all physicians, especially younger colleagues, makes a great holiday gift suggestion.
  • Understanding the Nuanced Management of Acromegaly Acromegaly is a rare endocrine disorder that is often misunderstood. Medscape interviewed Dr Laurence Katznelson to get the facts you need to know.
  • What Do You Think About Retirement?   Is it healthier to retire or keep working? The answer may surprise you.
  • How to Know When It's Autoimmune Epilepsy A conversation between Drs Andrew Wilner and Batool Kirmani on the red flags your patient may have this difficult-to-diagnosis condition.
  • The 10 Graphic Novels That Made Graphic Medicine Here are 10 can't-miss titles from the growing canon of graphic medicine.
  • When Art Talks: Expressions of Clinician Well-Being Medscape presents some of the most evocative visual artworks, created by clinicians, students, patients, and loved ones, from the Expressions of Clinician Well-Being art exhibition.
  • Updates in Sjögren Syndrome Dr Robert Fox discusses the latest diagnostic and therapeutic advances in this autoimmune disorder.
  • ACR 2018 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from ACR 2018.
  • Vitamin K2 Steps Into the Spotlight for Bone and Heart Health When it comes to osteoporosis and cardiovascular disease, this unassuming variant of vitamin K may have a lot to offer.
  • Closing the Care Gap in Autoimmune Disease A comprehensive, multidisciplinary center in Pittsburgh gives hope to patients with complex, undiagnosed, and/or multiple autoimmune conditions.
  • SPA 2018 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from SPA 2018.
  • ASBMR 2018 Read clinically focused news coverage of key developments from American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) 2018
  • Is Sarcopenia Inevitable as We Age?   A reader comment and the inexorable changes inflicted by the natural aging process sparked today's commentary.
  • Suicide Notes Suggest 'Chilling' Role of Chronic Pain   Clinicians may need to reprioritize chronic pain as a risk factor for suicide, a new study suggests.
  • When Patients Demand Unnecessary Medical Tests A neurologist and a bioethicist discuss how to approach patients asking for 'unnecessary' tests and procedures.
  • Opioid Tactic Gone Wrong   The federal government tried to restrict analgesics containing hydrocodone by switching them from schedule III to II, but prescribing hassles may have derailed those intentions.
  • It's Not the Fat   What brought us to the misguided yet stubborn conclusion that fat is bad for us?
  • The Harvard Zoo Experiment: Animals Educating Future Doctors Students at Harvard Medical School have been doing rotations at the Franklin Park Zoo. What they learn goes far beyond comparative medicine and arguably changes their overall perceptions about health.
  • Lectins: Are These Food-Based Proteins Friend or Foe? With limited data or logic to back them up, lectins are now under scrutiny.