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Good Response Seen With HealthCare.gov Reopening

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

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

Avacopan Noninferior to Prednisone for ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

Avacopan noninferior to prednisone taper for remission at week 26, superior to prednisone taper for sustained remission at week 52

Factors Other Than Workplace Tied to COVID-19 Positivity in HCWs

Demographic, community factors show stronger influence than workplace exposure on COVID-19 risk in health care workers

ICI Need Not Be Withheld in Those With Autoimmune Disease

Objective response rates to anti-CTL4, anti-PD-1, combination similar for advanced melanoma patients with, without AID

Many Health Care Workers Report Vaccine Hesitancy

However, data are from survey conducted prior to U.S. emergency use authorization of any vaccines

Supreme Court Should Uphold Affordable Care Act: Biden Administration

Health law provides about 23 million people with health insurance, prevents discrimination against preexisting conditions