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Mind the Gap: Exploring Nutritional Health and Weight Management Interests of Individuals with Osteoarthritis

Sept 21, 2022, at 12PM ET

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Welcome to the weekly Research Roundup! This newsletter presents the latest osteoarthritis-relevant peer-reviewed publications, and funding opportunities. 

Featured Research

Medical correlates of first-term attrition in US Navy personnel

Elkins, T.A., et al.; BMJ Military Health

First-term attrition (FTA), or failure of a military service member to complete their initial service contract, is a major financial burden and source of lost manpower in the US Navy. The objective of the study was to examine medical correlates of FTA using healthcare and disability rating data. All US Navy-enlisted personnel between the years 2003 and 2018 with FTA (n=58,777) and regular discharge (n=203,084) were identified for analysis in this retrospective cohort study. Results showed that compared with regular discharges, those with FTA were more likely to have outpatient and inpatient diagnoses for mental health disorders. In the disability analysis, the FTA group relative to regular discharges had the largest percent differences for ‘arthritis, degenerative (hypertrophic or osteoarthritis)’ (10.8% vs 2.5%) and ‘tibia and fibula, impairment’ (3.0% vs 0.4%). These findings suggest mental and physical factors related to FTA require further examination, particularly whether pre-enlistment screening or early career intervention could lead to mitigation strategies.

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UNC Fellowship Programs Now Have Instagram Presence

Exciting news! The UNC Rheumatology Fellows and the Allergy/Immunology Fellows recently launched their own Instagram pages. Check frequently to learn about these UNC Fellowship programs!

 UNC Fellowship Programs Now Have Instagram Presence



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