Posts Tagged ‘Woman’s Day problem’

  • 7 Mistakes the Media Makes with Rheumatoid Arthritis

    << Go to more FACTS and INFO on Rheumatoid Arthritis Click here to print or save 7 Mistakes the Media Makes with RA.       1.  Not considering Rheumatoid Disease as a serious illness, viewing it as a type of arthritis. Rheumatoid Disease is a serious systemic immune disease that is similar to Type 1 […]

  • Hall of Shame: Awful Articles on Rheumatoid Disease

    << Go to more FACTS and INFO on Rheumatoid Arthritis Some of the worst articles on Rheumatoid Disease “RA back then was a terrible disease…”1 ◊  Consumer Reports’ absurd report on biologics.2,3 Read more. ◊  Infamous Woman’s Day Rheumatoid Arthritis article makes RA sound not quite as bad as the flu4 (with dozens of patient responses, […]

  • Patients Confront USA Today: More Media Mess on Rheumatoid Disease

    We fight the battle against Rheumatoid disease on several fronts including scientific research, improving clinical care, supporting patients and caregivers in their search for information and support, and creating general public awareness that will contribute to all of the above. Our main weapon has always been the truth. The logo is a spear – made […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness: Sugar Coat Cookies Please, Not a Disease

    Why the sugar coating of Rheumatoid Arthritis in the media? Do you remember the insistence of Woman’s Day editors that patients were wrong and their article on Rheumatoid Arthritis was correct? The author later recanted, but the editor dug in repeatedly. That was three years ago and my first taste of the dogged commitment in […]

  • Woman’s Day RA Is Destructive, but Phil & Venus Have Cred

    In 2009, I first encountered something I called “the PR problem” with RA. For three years, I’ve disagreed with Woman’s Day magazine over whether the Woman’s Day version of RA is correct. On the blog, we’ve had discussions about various other fallacious articles on RA (some listed below). WebMD magazine offered a similar article last winter […]

  • Mind-boggling! – Aftermath of Tofacitinib FDA Hearing Part 2

    After the FDA Arthritis Advisory Committee (AAC) hearing earlier this month for Pfizer’s new oral treatment for RA,  tofacitinib, we looked at the four distinct votes of the AAC and some of the ways the media responded to them. They ranged from serious to pitiful to laughable. But there’s more.     3 news bytes […]

  • Aftermath of the FDA Vote on Pfizer’s RA JAK Inhibitor, Tofacitinib

    After the tofacitinib FDA hearing, the votes are in, false perceptions persist, and patients still need relief. Some estimate that tofacitinib could be approved by the US FDA within a few months after mixed votes and mostly inaccurate press reports. It’s fitting this discussion takes place as rawarrior.com begins its fourth year of reporting the […]

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis News, Vol.5: Men & Mortality, Vitamin D Research, New RA Meds

    Here are a couple of the Rheumatoid Arthritis news articles that have caught my eye recently or, in some cases, caused me to roll my eyes. More Rheumatoid Arthritis news worth mentioning 1) Big news w/Rheumatoid Arthritis in men:methotrexate fights mortality A study published last month found “men with rheumatoid arthritis were more than twice […]

  • Good News for Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior

    I’ve been promising a good news list! Over the last couple of weeks, there has been good news for the Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior community. I hope you’ll celebrate this good news with me. Any increase in the understanding of RA is good news for all of us. Likewise, any boost to the Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior […]

  • Woman’s Day Rheumatoid Arthritis Article: A Video Appeal

    Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior & the Woman’s Day article Welcome to my first video blog! I’ve been working on responding to the Woman’s Day Rheumatoid Arthritis article for almost a year. It was my first encounter with the PR (public relations) problem with Rheumatoid Arthritis in the media. Please read my first blog on the Woman’s […]

  • Woman’s Day Reply to Rheumatoid Arthritis Comments

    Many have been asking about me Woman’s Day magazine’s RA article… Here’s what happened. On July 15, I gave my sincere response to a one page article in Woman’s Day on Rheumatoid Arthritis. Many of you responded to the online version of that same article with comments that were intelligent and straightforward. Some of those […]

  • Woman’s Day’s Article: Rheumatoid Arthritis Information

    What a disappointment! I have read so many stories in this magazine about women who triumph over illness and adversity. About women who have a hard time getting a valid diagnosis and barely survive horrible diseases… And THIS is what they have to contribute to our campaign against ignorance of RA?

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