New juvenile idiopathic arthritis guideline emphasizes disease-modifying treatments

ATLANTA — The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) will preview the 2021 Guideline for the Treatment of Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis at ACR Convergence, the ACR’s annual meeting. The new recommendations address pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments and are the culmination of a two-part update of the ACR’s JIA guidelines published in 2011 and 2013. It includes…

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The American Heart Association’s 2020 Clinical Research Prize to be awarded to Anne B. Newman, MD, MPH, of the University of Pittsburgh

DALLAS, Nov. 6, 2020 — The American Heart Association (AHA), a global force for longer, healthier lives, will award its 2020 Clinical Research Prize to Anne B. Newman, M.D., M.P.H., of the University of Pittsburgh, at next weekend’s Scientific Sessions 2020. The meeting will be held virtually, Friday, November 13 — Tuesday, November 17, 2020,…

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New RA guideline emphasizes maximizing methotrexate and biologics, minimizing steroids

ATLANTA — The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) will preview its 2020 Guideline for the Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) at ACR Convergence, the ACR’s annual meeting. The comprehensive, clinical recommendations for pharmacologic treatment of RA includes important updates to the previous guideline released in 2015. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common type of…

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American College of Rheumatology announces 2020 award recipients

ATLANTA — The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) will recognize the recipients of its 2020 Master of the ACR designation and the Awards of Distinction during the College’s Business Meeting & Awards Ceremony. The Distinguished Fellow Award recipients will be honored at the Fellows-in-Training reception. These recognitions are given annually to members who exhibit outstanding…

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Diet and lifestyle during pregnancy linked to modifications in infants’ DNA

A new study has shown pregnant women with obesity could reduce the health risks for their infants through improved diet and more physical activity. Research published today in the journal PLosMed investigates the impact of high glucose in mothers with gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) and changes to infants DNA. GDM is becoming more frequent around…

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