Posts Tagged ‘Rheumatoid Arthritis awareness’

  • HAPPY RHEUMATOID AWARENESS DAY 2014

    Rheumatoid Awareness Day (RAD) was yesterday February 2, but since the day fell on Sunday this year, the events continue this week. Today at 11 a.m. EST, I’ll co-host a Twitter chat in honor of Rheumatoid Awareness Day with EveryDay Health. Click here to read more or see how to participate. The hashtag is #HealthTalk. […]

  • Not Actual Size – Rheumatoid Disease Is Not as Advertised

    Sometimes my #rheum disease and my silly sense of humor get all twisted together into a goofball smoothie. Anyone who’s spent time with me can attest to my devotion to silliness. I’ve been daydreaming about how food ads remind me of RD. I hope you’ll enjoy a little humorous diversion. Laughter makes a great defense […]

  • Rheumatoid Awareness: Judgmental Eye Rolls Versus Help & Compassion

    Treated like you’re fine when you’re not A comment this week by Lisa sums up one of the most important reasons we need awareness for Rheumatoid Disease, and one of the hardest to explain to others. “RD awareness would mean that I wouldn’t be treated like I am fine when I am not. It would […]

  • Vicks Vaporub Cure for a Disease That’s In Your Head Anyway

    I got something free with my Chinese food the other night when I went to pick up my egg rolls: advice. It was the end of a long, hard, day. I’d pushed myself hard to be moving at all with harsh stiffness and sharp pain in over a dozen joints. We’d been out that day […]

  • What Would Rheumatoid Awareness Mean to You?

    What difference do you think it would make if it Rheumatoid Disease were recognized for what it is by everyone – the general public, media and marketers, pharmaceutical companies, U.S. National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the American College of Rheumatology, all healthcare professionals, your neighbors and your family…?   […]

  • 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: […]

  • Invisible Illness and the Public: She Hit Me with Her Cane

    Tomorrow I’m traveling to San Diego for the ACR annual meeting. I’ll be taking a proverbial chill pill (and some real meds) and hoping all goes smoothly. For weeks we’ve done all we can to be ready! This story occurred a couple of months ago… Did anyone ever give you a dirty look for using […]

  • 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. […]

  • The Best Rheumatoid Arthritis News Story I’ve Ever Seen

    Click now to hear the news story as it aired February 4, 2013 on KPCC, the local NPR affiliate in South Central Los Angeles. Honest rheumatoid arthritis news story on NPR station Jose Martinez KPCC interview Jose Martinez, writer for OnCentral: Reporting on health and quality of life in South LA, first contacted me a […]

  • $10,000 Matching Opportunity for Rheumatoid Awareness Day

    Crescendo Bioscience is sponsoring a matching grant challenge with the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation (RPF). In honor of Rheumatoid Awareness Day, every donation made to RPF between now and February 5 will be matched dollar for dollar. In effect, your gifts will be DOUBLED up to $10,000. To make a gift now – click here http://bit.ly/give2RPF. […]

  • Awareness Ribbon for Rheumatoid Arthritis, Finally

    Rheumatoid disease patients distinguish themselves from arthritis or other diseases Note: both the phrases “Rheumatoid Arthritis” and “Rheumatoid Disease” have been used on this page to benefit those who are searching online. New searchers usually type “rheumatoid arthritis” because that’s all they know. We are also educating the search engines through this process. Does color […]

  • FIRST AWARENESS DAY FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS ESTABLISHED BY RHEUMATOID PATIENT FOUNDATION

    Here’s a copy of the press release that went out over the wires yesterday. We’re being contacted from media across the country. Please feel free to forward it to any journalists you have contact with. Patients Increase Public Awareness of Underestimated Disease January 22, 2013 – Rheumatoid Patient Foundation (RPF) announces the establishment of Rheumatoid […]