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Whitney L. Jackson

Whitney L. Jackson

Whitney L. Jackson is a freelance journalist for Diagnostic Imaging and Rheumatology Network. Based in Durham, N.C., Whitney has covered the healthcare industry and medicine for 15 years in newspapers, magazines and trade publications. She writes about radiology, rheumatology, nursing, ophthalmology, surgery, community & family medicine, and many other aspects of clinical care and health policy. She completed a press fellowship with the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2013. Contact her at whitneyljhowell@gmail.com.

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Treating post-menopausal osteoporosis patients with romosozumab could improve their long-term bone density, a study shows.


Low protein intake may be responsible for fractures in older men, according to an observational study.


Using the fracture assessment tool with older, community-dwelling women can help reduce their risk of hip fracture over time, study shows.

E. Michael Lewieck M.D

Osteoporosis-related hip fractures are no longer on a downward trend in the U.S. A drop in reimbursement for a common screening technique could be to blame.

Douglas Bauer, M.D.

Using biomarkers to assess drug efficacy could pave the way for improved osteoporosis treatment, according to a new study.

This series focuses on what it’s like to be a radiologist in a variety of settings. Here, we focused on academic radiology.


To better understand Mendelian randomization and how it touches rheumatological conditions, researchers have analyzed existing results revealing a causal relationship.


Cushingoid appearance is a side effect of glucocorticoid use, but to date, there has been little knowledge about how glucocorticoids can change fat mass and redistribution.

Marie Westby, Ph.D.

Identifying quality indicators will be important under MACRA. Some say quality indicators are true measurements that reflect the standard of care.

Is an NJ case that deemed radiologists liable for determining medical necessity just the beginning?


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