Author Archives: Mary Chapman

New ICD-10 Codes in US, Specific for Sjögren’s Patients, in Effect

After a four-year effort led by the Sjögren’s Foundation, new health statistics codes in the U.S. — known as ICD-10 codes — recognizing Sjögren’s syndrome as a distinctive condition from “sicca” are now in effect. The codes are officially known as the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and…

Third COVID Vaccine Recommended for Most Patients

To combat the continued spread of COVID-19 and its Delta variant, Sjögren’s syndrome patients should get a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine, the Sjögren’s Foundation has recommended, pursuant to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines. The CDC — the United States’ public…

Supporters Poised to Mark World Sjögren’s Day on July 23

From sharing inspirational stories to educating others, supporters are poised to mark World Sjögren’s Day, observed annually on July 23 to raise awareness about the disease. Awareness and education are crucial to increasing the recognition, diagnosis, understanding, and management of Sjögren’s syndrome, a chronic autoimmune disorder that predominantly affects…

Sjogren’s Foundation Welcomes Applications for 2021 Research Grants

Applications for a next round of Sjögren’s Foundation research grants are being accepted from U.S. investigators working to better understand Sjögren’s syndrome, a chronic immune system disorder, and improve patients’ lives. The one-year grants are available to basic and clinical scientists who hold an advanced degree at a U.S.

New $100M Program Aims to Improve Diversity in Clinical Trials

A new $100-million program aims to improve the diversity of participants in U.S. clinical trials with the ultimate goal of achieving better health outcomes and parity in care for underserved patient populations. The initiative seeks to extend the reach of clinical studies to underserved populations in the nation’s urban and rural…