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A popular cough medication company recently released a "study" stating that 1 in 5 Americans exaggerate illness for sympathy. How does this impact those who are struggling to gain acceptance for their real and deliberating chronic disease? Our patient advocate Joe weighs in.
"The war on RA rages all around. The outcome is uncertain, but things seem to be at a stalemate."
If your psoriasis isn’t visible should you tell people you have it? Is it your job to educate your friends about this disease or do you keep quiet. Ms. Mensicus somehow answers this question with a reference to toilet training her son, and breast cancer.
Ms. Meniscus helps a grandmother find a way to talk with the parents of her grandchildren.
Whether you’re just starting your RA journey or have had the disease for decades, I know you’ll find value in this new document. I encourage you to read it, to share it with fellow patients and to share it with caregivers.
Welcome Molly, our new CreakyJoints Blog Manager. As a patient with multiple chronic diseases, Molly will lend her insight, strength, and empathy to the CreakyJoints community.
This past year has had its ups and downs. Take a moment to read some of the perspectives that have been shared on the CreakyJoints website.
Many patients tell us that they can “feel the weather in their bones”. Here is what the research says.
The study relied on a “really carefully thought out” enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) test to detect drug levels in breast milk.
Are most people with osteoarthritis able to maintain a level of activity that will improve their condition? A new study says yes.
The book features more than 50 easy-to-follow recipes meant to help manage inflammation.
"I was less than a mile into the hike and already I wanted to quit. Frustrated, mad and dejected hardly summed up my feelings."
I must have been crazy, yet there I was, planning a 10-day, 75-mile backpacking trek on the High Sierra Trail through the Sierra Mountains in eastern California — by myself.
Rheumatologists and orthopedists created new guidelines with recommendations for the perioperative management of anti-rheumatic therapy.
Susanna, a nursing student and CJ intern, shares her experience at the Rheumatology Nurses Conference.
Is your doctor a friend or foe? A CJ blogger explores this question and provides some insight into what a patient can do to take back control of the doctor/patient relationship.
Sometimes my husband acts like a child. I know, many women say this about their husbands. But what makes my husband acting like a big baby more difficult than most is that like me, he lives with rheumatoid arthritis. And the childlike behavior that drives me particularly crazy? When he goes off his meds.
Have you noticed the backlash across the country after the Super Bowl advertisements for opioid induced constipation (OIC)? buckle in as this may be a rough ride for a while, but let’s remember we will make it through as a community. After all what choice do we have? Remember we are all in this together. We have always had each other’s back and sticking together is better than being picked apart.
Recovery weeks 3 – 5, from first sneeze to first run. Slowly but surely I'll be back. I'm no stranger to fighting like hell for something I love, getting knocked down, having that something taken away, and then enduring the suffering all over again to get it back. Somewhat of a professional endurer of all things pain if you will. It's going to be one hell of long road, but I've got this.