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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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A machine-learning radiology startup takes on cutting costs and improving quality of care.


Patients with spondyloarthritis can confidently undergo treatment with tumor necrosis factor ⍺ inhibitors (TNFi) without fear of cancer risk.


Initial combination therapy leads to faster clinical improvements in early rheumatoid arthritis making drug-free remission a realistic outcome.


For patients with gout, new evidence suggests arhalofenate can be used to safely prevent flare-ups, as well as reduce serum levels.

The radiologist’s most important deliverable is fraught with challenges.

Tofacitinib associated with double the rate of herpes zoster infection as compared to other biologics.


Report in Arthritis & Rheumatology highlights important considerations for transitioning patients from pediatric to adult care.


Clinicians should pay more attention to neurological signs in patients with high-activity primary Sjogren’s Syndrome or those with prior neurological involvements.


Identifying macrophage activation syndrome (MAS) in JIA early is challenging. This study suggests re-classifying the criteria for MAS to aid research.


More than 40 percent of patients experience improvements in back pain with mindfulness-based stress reduction and cognitive behavioral therapy, researchers report in JAMA.


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