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Rheumatoid Arthritis News Articles, Volume 2

3 hot Rheumatoid Arthritis news articles 1) Woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis dies after seafood The Galveston Daily News reported last week a Port Bolivar, Texas woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis died of an infection of flesh-eating bacteria. The bacteria, which are common in warm salt water worldwide, can cause necrotizing fasciitis. Ginger Ling, 57, had cleaned and cooked...Continue reading      10 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Statistics

Some interesting numbers came across my screen in the last couple of days. I started wondering what they would look like along side of one another. Some Rheumatoid Arthritis statistics are better than others Recent Rheumatoid Arthritis statistics now estimate that a larger number of people have RA than expected: about 1.5 million in the US. Yesterday was...Continue reading      14 Comments » Read more

Problems with Preventive Care and Rheumatoid Arthritis Mortality

If you read yesterday’s blog, “The Mortality Dragon: Do Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Have to Die Early?” then you know I was glad to find a researcher discussing preventive care for Rheumatoid Arthritis patients, especially in the context of cardiovascular disease. If you read the article “Why do people with rheumatoid arthritis still die prematurely?” you...Continue reading      23 Comments » Read more

The Mortality Dragon: Do Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients Have to Die Early?

Reasons for the high mortality rate with Rheumatoid Arthritis This is not a morbid post. If we’re going to fight a dragon, we need to know about the dragon. Why do Rheumatoid Arthritis patients have such a high mortality rate? Some of you have probably heard me speculate about mortality and RA in response to questions....Continue reading      15 Comments » Read more

Is This the Best Time to have Rheumatoid Arthritis, Part 3: Response to RA Mortality Gap

How should we respond to the RA mortality gap? Responding to the mortality gap seriously Rheumatoid Arthritis is an inflammatory disease. The progressive toll it takes upon vital organs is well documented. Science Daily: “Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is associated with a high risk of early death.” Rheumatoid Arthritis requires the same serious response as breast cancer, diabetes, and...Continue reading      5 Comments » Read more

Mortality and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Is it the best time to live with Rheumatoid Arthritis pt 2: quantity of life? This is the second post in a series which addresses the question, “Is this the best time in history to have Rheumatoid Arthritis?” Yesterday, we looked at “quality” of life. Today we look at “quantity” of life, or longevity. This might be...Continue reading      26 Comments » Read more

Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Kill You?

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a serious illness This post is a response to what I've heard so many times about RA: “At least it’s nothing serious.” Well, some things about Rheumatoid Arthritis are downright serious. So, a warning to my readers that I am utterly serious today. For once, I have found something that is not a joking...Continue reading      126 Comments » Read more
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