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Why Rheumatoid Disease Patients Still Fall through the Cracks

“Well, at least it’s nothing serious.” How many rheumatoid patients have heard that, some even from doctors? Last week, after Danita’s story, I wanted to share with you this letter to the editor of Musculoskeletal Network, but health issues and life and a board meeting delayed me. The letter below is my response to the Musculoskeletal...Continue reading      69 Comments » Read more

The 10 Fundamentals of Care for Rheumatoid Patients

Click here to download the printable PDF version of this important statement. What would appropriate rheumatological care for RA patients look like? The ACR tells us that the majority of Rheumatoid patients do not receive treatment that follows their recommendations. What are some specific requirements for good rheumatology care for RA patients? “Although the outcome of RA...Continue reading      17 Comments » Read more

Beginning Our 4th Year! 5 Stunning Things I Learned & My Forecast for the Future

Three years ago today, I typed my first blog post in my back yard on a whim. My daughter had started to blog – what’s to worry about – just do it! Before that, I’d been working on ideas for months. I did have a goal: to build a website where RA patients could find...Continue reading      44 Comments » Read more

Significant Numbers of RA Patients Don’t Receive Recommended Care

Understanding the reality of the disease is only half the battle We are making progress. Although there’s still a long way to go, patients are playing a part of advancements toward more complete understanding of Rheumatoid Arthritis as a disease. We might suppose that once RA is more widely understood to be a systemic disease, it...Continue reading      24 Comments » Read more

Secondary Sjogren’s Syndrome and Rheumatoid Arthritis: a Primary Problem

Sjogren’s syndrome: have you seen the eye doc yet? When I wrote my first RA Warrior post on Sjogren’s syndrome in 2009, I wasn’t sure whether I’d ever be diagnosed with it. But I thought it was important to cover on the blog. I had a fun idea for illustrating the pronunciation of the name so...Continue reading      33 Comments » Read more

5 Reasons Rheumatoid Disease Is a Better Term than Rheumatoid Arthritis

The first blog post of this year told how I’ve come to prefer the term Rheumatoid Disease to Rheumatoid Arthritis. The response?  Within 2 days in Facebook-land, there were 294 Shares, 583 Likes, and 128 comments. There are now 1,000 Likes, 500 re-Tweets, and 80 blog comments. That’s people voting with their mouse: Yes. But as...Continue reading      19 Comments » Read more

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