Understanding the impact of patient empowerment and remote management in rheumatoid arthritis

The World Health Organization describes empowerment as a process in which people can take control and make informed decisions about their life and health. Empowerment is important for people with RA since most care is provided by patients themselves. Andersson and colleagues studied levels of empowerment and associated variables in people with RA, and investigated…

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Study links COVID-19 public health efforts to dramatic drop in COPD hospitalizations

BALTIMORE (June 14, 2021) – Researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) analyzed data at the 13-hospital University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) and found public health measures designed to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus may have fostered a substantial side benefit: Hospital admissions for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)…

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