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 diabetes in that...Continue reading      Comments Off on 7 Mistakes the Media Makes with Rheumatoid Arthritis Read more

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, now deleted). Read more. ◊  CBS...Continue reading      Comments Off on Hall of Shame: Awful Articles on Rheumatoid Disease Read more

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...Continue reading      10 Comments » Read more

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 the...Continue reading      72 Comments » Read more

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...Continue reading      37 Comments » Read more

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 that might...Continue reading      14 Comments » Read more

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 patient...Continue reading      44 Comments » Read more

I Fight My Pain and Blog

My daughter Mary Khris texted me from a tennis tournament a couple weeks ago. She said, “Momma, this is worse than Woman’s Day.” She texted me this image and read aloud to me the article which had upset her. She ended, “It sounds like it was her mom’s fault. RA is not anyone’s fault.” It was...Continue reading      82 Comments » Read more

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 as likely to...Continue reading      12 Comments » Read more

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...Continue reading      14 Comments » Read more

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 Day...Continue reading      79 Comments » Read more

“25 Years in Arthritis” – an Article on Rheumatoid Arthritis by ABC News

The RA Public Relations war Last week, ABC News’ RA article “25 Years in Arthritis: New Treatments, New Hope” came across my screen. I’m always looking to see how the media presents Rheumatoid Arthritis. Is it a chronic incurable disease? Or is it a minor annoyance best treated by exercise and a good attitude, as was...Continue reading      45 Comments » Read more

    Welcome to RA Warrior!

    Welcome

    Thanks for visiting this unique site full of information and encouragement to fight Rheumatoid Disease. You'll find hope, humor, and a helpful online community. I'm Kelly & I'll be glad to show you around if you'll click right here.

    Advertisement

    View more gifts at Zazzle.

    Let's Pin Together!

Would You Like Free Email Updates?
Stay in touch with RA Warrior.
We respect your privacy. Your email address will never be shared.