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Renoir’s Rheumatoid Arthritis

What do we know about Renoir’s Rheumatoid Arthritis? One of the most famous people with Rheumatoid Arthritis is Pierre August Renoir. His name is on all the lists. I read about him early on in my searches. However, most stories give precious few details about Renoir’s RA, how it affected him, and how he coped with...Continue reading      19 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Disease May Be the Scarlet RA

The Infamy of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) I’ve answered several questions lately about Rheumatoid Arthritis and secrecy. Is there something embarrassing about RA? Can we just talk about it with anybody? Lucille Ball was one of the most famous people with Rheumatoid Arthritis. However, when she died, I did not hear about her RA battle. It was not...Continue reading      82 Comments » Read more

What kind of Arthritis Did Christopher Columbus Have?

Historians find food poisoning causes Columbus' arthritis, not gout For years, history books reported that Christopher Columbus suffered from gout. That diagnosis was assigned to various types of arthritis during the Middle Ages, including Rheumatoid Arthritis. It was a catch-all term for recurring joint pain or any inflammatory arthritis. However, in recent years, evidence has revealed better...Continue reading      1 Comment » Read more

Celebrities and Rheumatoid Arthritis, Part 3: Being our own celebrities

Questions Last weekend, I teased Julie and some other RA'ers, “So how do you ya’ll look in high heels on the red carpet?” My joke has haunted me since then. What can we do to be our own celebrity spokespersons? What exactly can we accomplish? Ideas, part 1 How can regular folks like us become advocates for RA...Continue reading      17 Comments » Read more

Celebrities and Rheumatoid Arthritis, Part 2

Celebrity RA There have been a few famous people with Rheumatoid Arthritis. It is well known how Renoir became crippled by RA. And Lucille Ball’s RA was scrupulously hidden from the public for many years. I wrote a post about some famous women with RA in the nineteenth century. Yesterday, we mentioned two more recent examples, Meredith...Continue reading      11 Comments » Read more

Celebrities and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Two Miss Americas Last week, I was so excited when I ran across an article about Meredith Boyd, a former Miss USA contestant and Mrs. Georgia International. But it wasn’t her beauty and poise that fascinated me. It was her support of the Arthritis Foundation and her own Rheumatoid Arthritis… Some of you know that two of...Continue reading      13 Comments » Read more
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