Posts Tagged ‘Communicating about RA’

  • Arthritis Prescreening Like Minority Report

    Chronic illness advocate Kelly O’Neill Young responds to a newspaper article objections to very early rheumatoid arthritis prescreening research.

  • 5 RA Facts Everyone Needs to Know

    RA Facts – lists 5 basic facts about rheumatoid disease, often called RA or RD, can assure people are diagnosed and treated early, with hope of remission.

  • Remaining Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Remaining Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis is pain that remains after medical treatment. Properly interpreting symptoms is fundamental to understanding RA / RD.

  • Prednisone Dosage Case Study

    Case study of prednisone dosage in a person with rheumatoid arthritis / disease has several implications for understanding of disease activity.

  • After Fear and Failure, Freedom

    Comparison of fear to talk about rheumatoid disease and other fears. Inspirational quotes from JK Rowling about freedom after fear and failure.

  • Hints of an Immunity Fingerprint: Bee Stings, Peanuts, and Colds

    What if each immune system is unique, so none respond exactly the same? Almost two years ago I told you about a phrase I’d coined, the immune fingerprint, to describe the unique way each person’s immune system responds to a similar or identical stimulus. I hope you’ll read that original post explaining it’s only logical […]

  • 10 Misconceptions About Chronic Disease Many People Believe

    You can’t understand illness by just looking at a person Very soon after being diagnosed with RA, I learned that most people have beliefs about chronic illness that are hard to overcome. When one neighbor, friend, and family member after another dismissed me, I did the same thing most people with Rheumatoid Disease (PRD) do: […]

  • We Must Celebrate! Your Voice Was Heard, Despite My Limitations

    Months – actually years – of my life went into the last couple of weeks. It’s a peculiar feeling when it all comes together in a moment. While there are important points to dig into from the annual ACR meeting, we should pause for a moment to reflect on where we are. (A recent Spear […]

  • Steps Toward Understanding Rheumatoid Disease

    2 Big Announcements Last month in What is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) / Rheumatoid Disease (RD)?, we asked what this disease IS, with 10 things it doesn’t make sense if doctors don’t know. When we truly know what RD is, we can diagnosis it early, treat it successfully, and cure it! We’re taking steps to support that […]

  • 10 Common Rheumatoid Arthritis Myths

    << Go to more FACTS and INFO on Rheumatoid Arthritis Click here to print or save 10 Common RA Myths. The following Rheumatoid Arthritis myths are commonly repeated as facts. Repeating such myths has unfortunate consequences for people living with Rheumatoid Disease and contributes to inadequate medical care, scanty disease research, and insufficient vocational accommodations. […]

  • A World Where No One Suffers from Rheumatoid Disease

    When you’re making any charitable donations, please remember the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation (RPF) is each of us helping all of us. The RPF Vision: A world where no one suffers from Rheumatoid disease. Finally we have an organization with the specific purpose of improving the lives of people with Rheumatoid disease. Much has been accomplished […]

  • Twelve Days of Christmas with Rheumatoid Disease

    Twelve Days of Christmas & 12 annoying gifts from Rheumatoid disease I had to take pictures when I found this wrapping paper in a store to show my son Tiger who loves rap music. The words printed on the “Rapping Paper” are from Rapper’s Delight by Sugarhill Gang, the first hip-hop single to become a […]