- Family Hx Still Independent Risk Factor for RA. The familial risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) cannot be explained fully by established genetic and environmental RA risk factors, so family history remains an independent risk factor for RA.
- Who Is Getting ACA Insurance — And Who Isn’t. A story on NPR earlier this week described the “family glitch” in the Affordable Care Act. That’s when people can’t afford their insurance at work but make too much to qualify for subsidies in the new insurance exchanges. Many of these mostly middle-income Americans will remain uninsured.
- Scoring System for Lung Cancer Screening Debuts. A system of scoring lung lesions observed in screening studies was reviewed here by researchers for the American College of Radiology (ACR) who hope the new tool will be as successful for lung cancer screening as ACR’s BI-RADS has been for breast cancer.
- Knee Surgery Linked to Higher OA Risk. Individuals with knee pain who undergo surgery to repair meniscus cartilage tears often develop osteoarthritis in that knee within a year of the operation.
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