• Daniel P. Malito
    Daniel P. Malito

Getting back on the bike

This column, Daniel takes us through a recent discovery of his, and relates how it has affected his life in a positive way. Dan also reminds us how dangerous it can be to become stuck in our comfort zone, especially when chronically ill. The benefits of accomplishment are both physical and mental, and it pays to never forget to try.

Being Social with Rheumatoid Arthritis

This week, Dan takes a look at what being a guest with a disability can mean. When visiting with friends or acquaintances, there are many things that must be considered, and he takes us through a few. It can be tricky, but he helps to break down some of the concerns that those who are handicapped have when simply going to the beach.

Parenting with RA… dare I?

This week, Daniel touches up a subject that many individuals with chronic illness must wrestle with all the time. People who are ill have to decide if they can and should have children, and the risks and rewards of doing so. Dan goes over a few of the concerns that he has about his own future, and they are likely similar to anyone who is afflicted and wants to start a family.

Prolonging The Inevitable

This week, Daniel talks about something all of us dread — flare-ups. He gives us some insight into living with the possibility of a disease downturn always hanging over his head, and the stress that it causes. To find out just what having an impending flare is like, check this week’s column out.

The Continuing Adventures Of The Bionic Man

This week, Daniel talks about how he found out that another set of his joints are going to have to be replaced. The dislocation of his hip early last month brought another issue to light, and now he is facing the beginning of a long road to health. See how it all began in this week’s piece.

The Burden of Travel

This week, Dan is away on a trip, and he helps us understand just what is involved when a chronically ill individual travels. The amount of medicine and other equipment that must come along with him can be overwhelming. Not only that but the disease itself always gets worse when he is outside of his comfort zone. See how it ends up.

R.A. Eight Days A Week — Chronic Illness Can be More than a Full-Time Job

This week, Dan takes a look at just how much time and effort goes into taking care of yourself when you suffer from chronic illness. Many people do not realize just how much time gets eaten up by doctor’s visits, filling prescriptions, and the other day-to-day minutiae that those who are ill have to contend with. Dan takes us through a potential month.


This week, Dan describes a recent episode he had with his prosthetic hip. It involved a trip to the emergency room, a ride in an ambulance, and the phoning of 911. It also made him realize just what is important in the lives of people who suffer from autoimmune disease, and the benefits of having support available at all times.


This week, Dan takes at look at a subject that is taboo to many, fun to some, and individual to all. That three letter word we all love and hate at times in our lives — sex. Sexual activity is something that we who suffer from chronic physical illness have to take very seriously. There are unique concerns and questions that come along with the act, and Dan take us through some of the things he’s learned.

Insurance Assurance

Medical insurance signifies many things to many people. For those with chronic illness, though, medical insurance is one of life’s necessities. If the provider is generous, it can be a pleasure to deal with. If the provider is stingy, though, it can be a constant source of stress and worry. This week, Daniel tells us what medical insurance means to those who are ill.

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