6 episodes

Overdrive is a podcast by Rheumatology Network, a publication of MJH Life Sciences. Every week we talk with healthcare experts on treatments for rheumatic disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, juvenile arthritis and other conditions. We also cover musculoskeletal conditions, such as osteoarthritis.

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Overdrive is a podcast by Rheumatology Network, a publication of MJH Life Sciences. Every week we talk with healthcare experts on treatments for rheumatic disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, juvenile arthritis and other conditions. We also cover musculoskeletal conditions, such as osteoarthritis.

    Adopting Right-Sized Care in Rheumatology

    Adopting Right-Sized Care in Rheumatology

    Today, we talk with Dr. Jeffrey Curtis of the University of Alabama. We spoke about the use of activity trackers as a tool to record and track arthritic flare-ups. The device has been found to be useful in improving patient care or as Dr. Curtis says, “we need to right-size care” by giving patients the right care at the right time.” In this interview, he explains how an activity tracker can make such a huge difference in the care patients receive.

    • 16 min
    In Osteoporosis, the Need Is Simply Too Great

    In Osteoporosis, the Need Is Simply Too Great

    In the U.S. there are about 54 million women and men, who have low bone density and are at risk of having a fracture. And, despite having access to effective treatments, most people are not being tested or treated---even high risk patients. It's a major public health concern and a crisis in medicine, says Dr. Michael Lewiecki, who is a specialist in osteoporosis and bone diseases. Bone Health TeleECHO is filling this gap in medicine. Today, Dr. Lewiecki tells us how.

    • 16 min
    Making Sense of the COVID-19 Infodemic

    Making Sense of the COVID-19 Infodemic

    Dr. Daniel Solomon---editor in chief of Arthritis and Rheumatology and chief of clinical sciences for rheumatology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston---describes the abundance of new research on hydroxychloroquine and cytokine storm syndrome as an "infodemic." In today’s edition of Overdrive, Dr. Solomon helps us make sense of the science.

    • 19 min
    Dr. Jeffrey Sparks, a Interstitial Lung Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis.wav

    Dr. Jeffrey Sparks, a Interstitial Lung Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis.wav

    We talk with Dr. Jeffrey Sparks, a rheumatologist with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston who recently addressed the importance of an interdisciplinary and individualized approach in treating rheumatic disease patients who have interstitial lung disease, a condition that can lead to worsen morbidity and mortality. Learn more in this interview.

    • 18 min
    Overdrive with Rheumatology Network, Vitamin D in Osteoporosis

    Overdrive with Rheumatology Network, Vitamin D in Osteoporosis

    In this interview, Dr. Suzanne Jan de Beur of Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, discusses vitamin D supplementation. It's not as straightforward as some may think.

    • 14 min
    Breaks and Ruptures in Doctor-Patient Communication

    Breaks and Ruptures in Doctor-Patient Communication

    There is an inherit risk for a break, or rupture, in the doctor-patient relationship. In this episode of Overdrive, Dr. Kim Gorgens, a psychologist with the University of Denver and a Rheumatology Network board member, and Dr. Linda Mona, a patient with chronic disease and a clinical psychologist, discuss maintaining a good relationship with your patients. Doing so holds more benefits than you may realize.

    • 29 min

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