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From: The Rheumatologist, November 2014


Chikungunya: What Every Rheumatologist Needs to Know

How to spot, diagnose and treat this rapidly spreading mosquito-borne viral illness whose symptoms mimic arthritis

8 Steps To Produce Successful Clinical Vignette Submissions

Tips to recognize a good case, conduct a literature search and develop teaching points

7 Tips That Dermatologists Want Rheumatologists to Know

Recommendations on diagnosing, treating health conditions that cross over both specialties

Pediatric Chronic Pain Eased by Early Intervention, Parental Involvement

Comfort Ability program provides psychological strategies to help children self-manage symptoms

Gout, Glucose Metabolism and Obesity: A Case Review

New research explores association between hyperurecimia and gout with metabolic derangement

Occupational Therapy Can Benefit Rheumatology Patients

Patients often manage their condition better, perform daily activities with more ease with help from therapists

What the Healthcare System Can Learn from the World of Bees

Bees' natural instinct to promote health of whole colony could inspire healthcare professionals to work together toward common good

Systemic Sjögrens: More Than a Sicca Disease

Differences in its epidemiologic, clinical and immunologic features underscore need for a homogeneous diagnostic and therapeutic approach

Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis Should Exercise More, Sit Less

Physical activity can improve mobility, strength and bone health, reduce fall risk for patients with RA

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HIPAA Privacy Rules Bring New Enforcement Guidelines

Focus shifts from voluntary to punitive; makes business associates more accountable for breaches of personal health information

Coding Corner Answers: November

Coding for patients presenting with chronic ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, ganglion cyst, gout and rheumatoid arthritis

2014 ACR Awards of Distinction, Masters & ARHP Merit & Lifetime Achievement Awards Announced

Award winners to be recognized at Nov. 15 ceremony before start of the ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Boston

The ACR Seeks to Expand Engagement, Influence Among State Legislators

Members encouraged to advocate for rheumatology with elected officials in their home districts

Coding Corner Questions: November

Coding for patients presenting with chronic ankylosing spondylitis, osteoarthritis, ganglion cyst, gout and rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatology Research Foundation Backs Need to Accelerate New Medicines for Lupus

Foundation appeals to Congressional lawmakers for support of biomedical innovation to battle lupus

The ACR’s Benchmark Tool Helps Rheumatologists Gauge Performance

Survey lets physicians compare questionnaire responses with regional, national averages

The 2015 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting Call for Proposals

The ACR invites members to submit ideas for educational content to be featured at ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting in Boston Nov. 14–17

The ACR's RISE Registry Offers Rheumatologists Many Benefits

Rheumatology Informatics System for Effectiveness simplifies physician quality reporting

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Selling a Rheumatology Practice to a Hospital or Health System

Negotiating points, key business decisions to consider when transferring ownership

Google Glass Has Potential for Rheumatology, Orthopedic Surgery

Wearable smart-glass device could enable untethered access to electronic health records, be conduit for clinical decision making

Atypical Fractures Associated with Bisphosphonates

Plus, FX006, odanacatib and other rheumatology drug news, safety updates

The ACR/ARHP Member News

Awards, appointments and announcements in the world of rheumatology

Rheumatologist's Musical Career Thrives Despite Medical Condition

Dr. Allen Steere nurtures passion for playing piano despite focal dystonia diagnosis

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Work, Life Concerns to Consider Before Completing Medical Fellowship

Transitioning into a new job, relocating for employment can be economically, emotionally costly

How Wars Have Shaped Rheumatology

Treating sick, injured soldiers has taught physicians lessons about fighting infections, cancer

The ACR President Joseph Flood, MD, Reviews Past Year in Rheumatology

Information technology an overarching theme of this year’s work

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Are Insurance Companies’ Medication Directives Fiscally, Medically Questionable?

A reader questions whether insurers' practice of promoting medications has undermined physicians’ ability to provide quality patient care

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