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USPSTF Presents New Approach to Sex, Gender in Recommendations

Task force will use inclusive approach to identify issues related to sex, gender in guideline development; will use gender-neutral language

Increasing Dairy Intake Can Cut Falls, Fractures for Seniors

Intervention to increase calcium and protein intake using dairy foods beneficial for institutionalized older adults

One in Six With Arthritis Have Attended Self-Management Class

69.3 percent of those with arthritis report ever receiving health care provider physical activity counseling

Psoriatic Arthritis May Up Risk for Preterm Birth, C-Section

Risk for preterm birth increased with antirheumatic treatment for psoriatic arthritis -- particularly biologics -- during pregnancy

Long-Term Bone Loss Studied in Postmenopausal Women

Lower baseline BMI and greater increase in BMI appear to be protective against postmenopausal bone loss

FDA Approves First Interchangeable Biosimilar for Inflammatory Diseases

Cyltezo is first interchangeable monoclonal antibody for RA, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn disease, ulcerative colitis, chronic plaque psoriasis

Inbox Time Linked to Reduced Odds of Physician Turnover

And increase in mean total messages received per day seen for physicians during March 2020 to June 2021

Former FDA Chief Robert Califf a Contender to Head Agency Again

FDA has not had a permanent head for more than eight months, is being overseen by Acting Commissioner Janet Woodcock

ASA: Spinal Anesthesia Not Superior for Hip Fracture Surgery

Composite outcome of survival and recovery of ambulation at 60 days similar with spinal anesthesia, general anesthesia in older adults

ASA: Intraoperative Acupuncture May Help Cut Post-TKA Opioid Use

Acupuncture was applied to ipsilateral ear during total knee arthroplasty; all patients discontinued opioids by postoperative day 30