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2012-03-20 14:20:54

High Out-of-Pocket Costs a Barrier to Health ATLANTA, March 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cost-sharing practices that limit access to vital medications for people with serious health conditions may soon be alleviated for many patients thanks to a bill just introduced in Congress. The bi-partisan legislation, supported by the American College of Rheumatology, the Arthritis Foundation and other medical and patient groups, has been introduced by Rep. David B. McKinley (R-WV) and...

2011-11-16 09:44:12

More than 250 patient outcomes measures published in a single-source reference Assessment of patient outcomes allows physicians and researchers to measure the success or failure of diagnostics and treatments that patients receive. One set of measurement tools focuses on assessing adult pain and is included in a special issue of Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), providing physicians and researchers with a single resource of 250 patient...

2011-10-11 20:50:00

American College of Rheumatology celebrates World Arthritis Day Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) October 11, 2011 The American College of Rheumatology joins organizations from around the world in celebrating World Arthritis Day. Held every year on October 12, this yearâs theme is âœMove to Improveâ â“ focusing on using physical activity to combat arthritis and rheumatic diseases â“ such as osteoarthritis,...

2011-09-19 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American College of Rheumatology launches its Simple Tasks campaign today (www.SimpleTasks.org). The initiative aims to raise awareness of the severe impact of rheumatic diseases - such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and gout - on the U.S. population and to highlight the importance of rheumatologists in the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110919/CL70131 ) Rheumatic diseases are not...

2011-08-24 06:50:00

ATLANTA, Aug. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Rheumatologists who attend the American College of Rheumatology's (ACR) Annual Scientific Meeting are granted free access to online recordings of all scientific sessions, which include the latest in medical research, groundbreaking scientific discoveries, and skills training. In partnership with Peach New Media, the ACR has delivered more than 32,000 courses to thousands of international physicians, health professionals, and scientists in the field of...

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2011-07-09 08:40:00

"¨Men who smoke have less of a risk of needing joint replacement surgery than those who have never lit up a cigarette, according to a new study published online in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism."¨The study, which was led by George Mnatzaganian, a Ph. D. student at the University of Adelaide in Australia, analyzed study data of more than 11,000 subjects and discovered that those who had smoked for 48 years or more had a 42% to 51% lower risk of needing a total knee or hip...

2010-11-12 13:14:00

ATLANTA, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Health Media Network (HMN), a leading place-based digital point-of-care media company, announced today from the floor of the American College of Rheumatology's 2010 ACR/AHRP Scientific Meeting that, due to demand, it will be increasing the size of its Rheumatology Health Network and thus take a leadership position by having the largest digital TV platform in Rheumatologists' patient waiting areas in the country. "HMN's ongoing expansion of its...

2010-11-08 11:17:42

New research from Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) suggests that up to 40 percent of scleroderma patients will not be correctly diagnosed with the disorder using a new automated commercial screening test. The findings of the study will be presented Wednesday, November 10th at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology in Atlanta, Georgia. The American College of Rheumatology recommends immunofluorescence antinuclear antibody (IF-ANA) testing to help...

2010-11-08 11:15:38

3 HSS faculty honored as masters at American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting Hospital for Special Surgery physicians who focus on lupus, scleroderma and related conditions are traveling from New York City to Atlanta this week to share their recent findings at the 74th Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). Special Surgery investigators will present advances that may influence the future of clinical care. Topics include prevention strategies for helping...

2010-06-16 07:00:00

NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Horizon Pharma, Inc., announced today that data from the Phase 3 U.S. registration study of LODOTRA®, a circadian cytokine modulator and novel modified-release, low-dose prednisone tablet, showed a statistically significant improvement in American College of Rheumatology (ACR) response criteria in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). These data, along with 12-month efficacy data from the company's Phase 3 European...