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Who Are e-Patients? A Simple Explanation

E-patient is a $10 word for a patient who is engaged and participating in treatment decisions. After all, these are our lives and our bodies or our children. To see a great discussion of a successful e-patient in action, please read about ePatient Dave on the e-patient tab on the menu. An example of why e-patients explore options...Continue reading      18 Comments » Read more

The Empowered Patient

Below is my journal response to Laugh, Sing, and Eat Like a Pig by Dave deBronkart. Jump to today's entry. I had never heard of an empowered patient or “participatory medicine” In the spring of last year, I began to blog as Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior. I knew there were other patient blogs. I’d seen a couple – literally....Continue reading      60 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Information Button

Searching for Rheumatoid Arthritis information Sometimes people ask what prompted me create this website. I love that question because it opens the door to share from my heart. The reason is that I could not find a comprehensive dependable source of Rheumatoid Arthritis information organized so that patients could access it. As a patient, I found it...Continue reading      11 Comments » Read more

The Fake Patient (fPatient) & Patient Engagement on Drug Companies’ Sites

Patient engagement: ePatients, meet fPatients I wrote about ePatients on the blog a couple of months ago. The e-patient is supposed to be a patient who is engaged in electronic media (the internet) to learn about his/her medical condition. Perhaps she is doing research or reading about the experiences of other patients. Many of you might...Continue reading      30 Comments » Read more

Are Fibromyalgia Wars & Rheumatoid Arthritis Related?

This past weekend, I spent several hours catching up on what’s called the “Fibromyalgia Wars.” Many Rheumatoid Arthritis patients do state that they have been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. This is the first post on Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior on the topic of fibromyalgia. Deep breath.  What are Fibromyalgia Wars? There is argument from a number of doctors...Continue reading      118 Comments » Read more

About Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior: News Flare, Part 2

Because News Flare is more appropriate than News Flash Here’s a little peek from my side of the blog… Lately, it’s getting more difficult for me find a particular post when I use the Archives gadget down in the sidebar. It works just fine – it’s just that there are so many posts! I clicked on...Continue reading      7 Comments » Read more
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