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2 Reasons Monitoring Rheumatoid Arthritis Matters

This is the second in a short series of posts in honor of the blog’s 2nd birthday. We are looking at some significant topics that have surfaced over the last two years. I’m calling these “frying pan posts” since these issues are critical enough to patients to speak rather bluntly. Why monitor Rheumatoid Arthritis? You have your...Continue reading      17 Comments » Read more

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Periodontal Disease

Does gum disease have anything to do with Rheumatoid Arthritis? Some of the popular studies presented at the ACR meeting last November examined the relationship between periodontal disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis. Is there a relationship? And what is it? Over the last few years, it has been shown that RA patients are more likely to have gum...Continue reading      25 Comments » Read more

New Studies Examine Predictors of Rheumatoid (Arthritis) Heart Disease

Predictors of Heart Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis New Studies presented at ACR 2010 (the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting) examined of the heart disease of Rheumatoid Arthritis. One study called Longitudinal Predictors of Progression of Subclinical Carotid Atherosclerosis in Rheumatoid Arthritis looked for factors which predict heart disease in RA patients. “Coronary and extra-coronary atherosclerosis...Continue reading      12 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

Anxiety and Depression with Chronic Illness

I’m excited about this guest post to introduce an important discussion. Various types of anxiety and depression are more common in those who live with chronic illness & chronic pain. I hope this post will help us to think about when symptoms are serious enough to need help. Hello brave RA Warriors!  My name is Karaleigh....Continue reading      20 Comments » Read more

10 Essential Facts About Rheumatoid Arthritis No Doctor Ever Told Me

Facts about Rheumatoid Arthritis I learned the hard way There are some important facts about Rheumatoid Arthritis that you figure out pretty quickly and other ones, you get eventually. If these are some RA facts of life, then why doesn’t anyone sit you down and give you “the little talk”? Why doesn’t the Rheumatoid Arthritis specialist tell...Continue reading      58 Comments » Read more
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