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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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For post-menopausal women, following the Mediterranean diet could lower their risk of hip fracture, according to new study from Germany.

Excitement brews with Watson’s capabilities, but companies already provide artificial intelligence to radiology.

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Higher price tags and greater cost-sharing in specialty medicine may force patients to forego, delay or reduce treatment, a study shows.

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Once daily baricitinib shows promise in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis who are resistant to synthetic or conventional DMARDs, NEJM study shows.

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Spanish researchers have uncovered evidence that may be indicative of solid biomarkers for osteoarthritis. Researchers reported their findings at the OARSI 2016 World Congress held in Amsterdam this month.

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Vitamin D doesn't offer much osteoarthritis pain relief. Knee pain, physical function, bone marrow lesions and effusion-synovitism show little improvements, shows a study presented at OARSI 2016.

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Severe knee osteoarthritis is modestly associated with an increased risk of all-cause and cardiovascular disease specific mortality, a study presented at OARSI 2016 shows.

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For osteoarthritis patients in pain, this corticosteriod provides sustained and "highly effective" pain relief, study presented at OARSI 2016 shows.

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Obesity may have an independent effect on the risk of knee osteoarthritis through both metabolic pathways and mechanical loading, physicians report at the OARSI 2016 World Congress.

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There are better ways to predict knee osteoarthritis (OA) progression, according to a Duke University physician scientist reporting at OARSI 2016 World Congress.

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