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Premature Ovarian Insufficiency Linked to Osteoporosis

Current cigarette smoking influenced the association, and protective factors included obesity, current hormone therapy use

Bone Density Testing Low in Veterans With Kidney Stone Disease

23.6 percent of those with kidney stone disease have prevalent diagnosis of osteoporosis or fracture

Good Response Seen With HealthCare.gov Reopening

CMS figures show more than 206,000 people signed up for coverage from Feb. 15 to 28

Estimated Opioid-Related Costs $14 Billion for Symptomatic Knee OA

Almost half of costs were for lost productivity, criminal justice expenses, cost associated with diversion activities

Treatment to Lower RA Disease Activity Feasible in Pregnancy

In pregnant patients with rheumatoid arthritis, clinicians should strive for remission or low disease activity

Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis Reduced for Patients With T2DM

Reduced risk may be attributable to statin use; no significant association seen for glycemic control, metformin use on RA risk

Prevalence of Multiple Chronic Conditions Up Among Veterans

Prevalence of MCC remained higher for male, female veterans after stratification by age and adjustment for sociodemographics

Mortality Highest for Asians, Hispanic/Latinos With Lupus

Among patients with systemic lupus erythematosus, mortality is increased for minorities, especially Asian, Hispanic/Latina women

Pediatric Inpatient Admissions Down During Pandemic

Findings seen across a wide range of diagnoses and not reflective of seasonal variation

Factors Associated With Fracture Risk in Middle Age ID’d

Factors independently linked to incident fracture include age, sex, BMI, level of leisure-time physical activity