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Health Data Is Like Yogurt: Full of Possibilities

Show me the data! Enjoy a laugh with this short adaptation of the legendary “Show me the money” scene from Jerry Maguire created by Dr. Eric Topol of Scripps Translational Science Institute. “Show me the money” has become a kind of motto that also reminds me of Wendy’s old “Where’s the beef?” ads. People want to...Continue reading      3 Comments » Read more

Comparison of Biologics for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Which is best Biologic for Rheumatoid Arthritis? Rheumatoid Arthritis patients often compare notes about which Biologic they recommend. Which Biologic works best for RA? Which Biologic has fewest side effects? Does anyone know? Some new RA patients tell me that their doctors provide them with a list of Biologics and ask them to choose one on their...Continue reading      39 Comments » Read more

My RA Methotrexate / Enbrel Test: How Well Do Methotrexate & Enbrel Work on Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis?

My “dangerous” RA research? These last few weeks have provided me with an opportunity to measure the success of methotrexate and Enbrel at treating Rheumatoid Arthritis. Although I was an accidental guinea pig, I have been interested in to learn all I can from this test. How much worse would my Rheumatoid Arthritis symptoms be without...Continue reading      49 Comments » Read more

How well do Biologic medications help Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Biologic medicines for RA: The Humira team? I remember when my rheumatologist explained Humira to me. She drew pictures to show me how the molecule in the medicine interfered with the process of Rheumatoid Arthritis. She said that the molecule in the drug locked onto an antibody molecule, effectively neutering the immune molecule. It sounded more like...Continue reading      69 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis Requires Disease Treatment and Symptom Treatment

There is a difference between disease control and symptom control for Rheumatoid Arthritis. There is no Rheumatoid Arthritis cure. You probably gathered that from yesterday’s funny blog. However, there are medications which can curb many of the effects of RA by actually cutting back the activity of the immune cells. These are the medicines referred to as DMARDs: disease...Continue reading      31 Comments » Read more

RA left my glass half-full: Changing Rheumatoid Arthritis Medicines

I knew the glass was half-full from RA. Two months ago, I could do about half of what I could do before RA. The doctors kept saying my Rheumatoid Arthritis should be getting even better. I really wanted that, too. The doses of my RA medications were as high as they could go: Humira weekly (that's a...Continue reading      8 Comments » Read more

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