Rheumatoid Disease (RD) better name for RA Archives | Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior

Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Pin

The 1st Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness pin is here! We finally have a Rheumatoid Arthritis awareness pin / Rheumatoid Disease pin to wear. The digital version has been very popular over the past few years, but many asked me to get them a “real” pin. It’s been a long road to get this just right, but I’m so happy...Continue reading      5 Comments » Read more

Saying Rheumatoid Disease, Not Arthritis: It’s Not Just Me

Twenty months ago, I explained why I’d become convinced that the “name” of Rheumatoid Arthritis must be changed. The more I’ve learned over the past few years, the more I could not deny that fact. Soon after that, I decided to write a little e-book examining the ways Rheumatoid Disease affects the body outside of the...Continue reading      44 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

We Refuse to Be Mislabeled: Updating Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) to Rheumatoid Disease (RD)

Three years ago, I saw Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) patients insisting that the name of the disease needed to be changed. They argued that until the “a” word is removed from the name, confusion about the disease will continue. When asked, I said that we could not wait around for that to happen; let’s work for...Continue reading      100 Comments » Read more

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