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A new study finds osteopathic medical students undergo a lesser decline in empathy than previously described in MD students. Leonard H. Calabrese, DO, discusses the implications of this research and how to cultivate empathy in medical students.
From podcasts to virtual reality, rheumatologists are using innovative medical education platforms to pique the interest of learners in pursuing careers in rheumatology. In this article, faculty from the Department of Rheumatology discuss their roles in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, as well as other engaging educational platforms.
Chronic, low-grade inflammation can be a driver of numerous chronic diseases. Although some aspects of our environment are difficult to control on an individual level, behavior also influences chronic inflammation. In this article, rheumatologist Leonard Calabrese, DO, explores the role of the exposome and behavioral modification in rheumatologic disease.
As the medical community struggles to understand and limit the impact of the rapidly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, there are still more questions than answers. In this article, rheumatologists discuss the cytokine storm and experimental therapies, including IL-6 inhibitors and hydroxychloroquine.
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Women with rheumatoid arthritis who are of childbearing age face many challenges throughout pregnancy and extending into the postpartum period, from fertility to birth outcomes and control of disease. In this article, rheumatologist Emily Littlejohn, DO, MPH, discusses special considerations for managing patients with rheumatoid arthritis throughout pregnancy and the postpartum period.
The Western-style diet is a major driver of disease-causing chronic, low-grade inflammation. In this article, rheumatologist Leonard Calabrese, DO, and internist Roxanne Sukol, MD, discuss innate immunity and share recommendations for replacing ultra-processed food products with real food to improve health and wellness.
Facing a workforce shortage in rheumatology, Cleveland Clinic physician Adam Brown, MD, authors a new text to engage and entertain trainees and providers, with a goal of increasing their familiarity with the diagnosis and management of rheumatologic conditions.
Despite the high ranking of physicians as trusted professionals, many patients are swayed by information they encounter in the media about the safety and efficacy of vaccines. In this editorial, rheumatologist Bryan Mandell, MD, PhD, addresses common misconceptions about vaccines and what physicians can do about it.
What is the role of ANA in lupus patients over time? A new grant enables physician-researcher, Emily Littlejohn, DO, MPH, to elucidate the potential significance of serial ANA testing.
A common occurrence in the age of cancer immunotherapy, immune-related adverse events require multidisciplinary collaboration for investigation and optimal management. Drs. Cassandra and Leonard Calabrese discuss the ever-evolving field and the need for continuing education.