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Honest rheumatoid arthritis news story on NPR station

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Jose Martinez interviewed Kelly Young and two other people diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis to create an honest portrayal of rheumatoid disease. Also featured in Jose’s piece is Dr. Daniel Arkfeld of University of Southern California’s Keck Medical Center. This piece originally aired February 4, 2013 on KPCC in South Central Los Angeles.

Read more from Jose: Fantastic article by Jose Martinez about Rheumatoid Awareness Day.

Kelly O'Neill Young

Kelly O'Neill (formerly Kelly Young) has worked over 10 years as an advocate helping patients to be better informed and have a greater voice in their healthcare. She is the author of the best-selling book Rheumatoid Arthritis Unmasked: 10 Dangers of Rheumatoid Disease. Kelly received national acknowledgement with the 2011 WebMD Health Hero award. She is the president of the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation. Through her writing and speaking, she builds a more accurate awareness of rheumatoid disease (RD) aka rheumatoid arthritis (RA) geared toward the public and medical community; creates ways to empower patients to advocate for improved diagnosis and treatment; and brings recognition and visibility to the RA patient journey. In addition to RA Warrior, she writes periodically for newsletters, magazines, and websites. There are over 60,000 connections of her highly interactive Facebook page. You can also connect with Kelly by on Twitter or YouTube, or LinkedIn. She created the hashtag: #rheum. Kelly is a mother of five, longtime home-schooler, NASA enthusiast, and NFL fan. She has lived over thirteen years with unrelenting RD. See also https:/rawarrior.com/kelly-young-press/

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