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Creaky Joints Nails New Patient Pregnancy and Family Planning Guidelines

Patients and physicians are riddled with misconceptions when pregnancy is concerned. As construed by Dr. Jack Cush, most rheumatologists treat pregnancy like a cancer and avoid the gravid patient, deferring to obstetricians who do not have training in rheumatology to manage the rheumatic condition as well as the pregnancy. 

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Do's and Don'ts of Vaccination: a (Very) Brief Guide for Rheumatologists

The five do's and don'ts when it comes to vaccinating your patients. 

The Week in Review: 5 February 2016

Dr. Cush reviews highlights from last week's news and research in rheumatology.

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It Took Me 30 Years to Learn This About Rheumatoid Arthritis

I’m alot better at RA in the last 10 years than I was when I started to practice 30 years ago. RA has not changed, but tools, knowledge and treatments have progressed admirably. Decades have taught me that many aspects of RA were wrongly taught, misunderstood or not apparent when I first started in rheumatology in 1984. Here are 10 things I've learned.

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11 Pearls for Pregnancy Management in Rheumatoid Arthritis (Best of 2015: #6)

Rheumatoid arthritis affects women in their child-bearing years and many will face the issue of pregnancy and RA management at some point. Here are11 considerations for those managing RA patients who wish to become pregnant.

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A Winning Season*

Winning is everything – in football and in medicine. Rheumatologists have achieved many successes but still struggle to win against a handful of rheumatic foes. This retrospective examines past wins and losses and helps us to look ahead to a new season.

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11 Pearls for Pregnancy Management in Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis affects women in their child-bearing years and many will face the issue of pregnancy and RA management at some point. Here are11 considerations for those managing RA patients who wish to become pregnant.

Ten Pregnancy Takeaways from the ACR Reproductive Health Summit

In January 2014 the ACR convened a "Reproductive Health Summit" in Washington, DC to examine our understanding and knowledge of Pregnancy and Lactation issues in women with Rheumatic diseases.   Key Stakeholders from the FDA, NIH, Womens advocacy groups, Dermatology, Gastrenterology, ACR and Pharma were asked to discuss what is know and what our unmet needs are. 

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