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Do I Have an Autoimmune Disease? 5 Common Signs To Watch For

Rheumatology is all about the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune diseases. But… what is an autoimmune disease really, and how would you know if you have one? This is one of the most common diseases that affect us as humans. Sometimes, the symptoms are incredibly obvious to us in a […]

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All About: Gout

Being so common, gout is one of the diseases we’ve all heard of. Either we’ve had it ourselves or a family member, friend has at some point. For most of us, it isn’t an everyday problem; the attacks come and go leaving sometimes months, or even years between where you […]

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The Rheumatology Patient’s Primer to Health Insurance, Part 2 (Medicare, Copay Assistance)

This is the second half of our breakdown covering just a few of the traps we, as rheumatology patients, may come across when trying to navigate our health insurance system (see Part 1 here if you missed it). Today, we’re talking specifically about rheumatology medications as it pertains to Medicare and then […]

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The Rheumatology Patient’s Primer to Health Insurance Part 1

Health insurance in the US is a curious thing and an utterly unique one if you compare us to other countries – this $1.6 trillion middle-man has managed to position itself as the lynchpin of our health care system, this equally complex yet opaque beast that, through lobbying, legislation, and […]

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Beyond the Scale: Obesity’s Hidden Ties to Rheumatology

No surprise to most, there’s a number of diseases associated with being affected by obesity. They’re out there as easily as a Google search can show, sleep apnea (where you inadvertently “hold your breath” overnight), high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, etc. One that’s a bit less talked about but affects […]

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