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How safe are joint implants? (Implant Device Safety Series Post #3 of 4)

In a four-part series, we will explore the safety of joint implant devices as well as how patients can have a stronger voice in ensuring the safety of these devices by participating in research.

In the Week 3 post, we focus on the importance of patients being well-informed on various devices’ safety and effectiveness during their selection process. Interested patients can participate in an upcoming webinar (conference call) to discuss their individual experience with joint replacement.

What You Don’t Know About Replacement Joints Can Hurt You (Implant Device Safety Series Post #2 of 4)

In a four-part series, we will explore the safety of joint implant devices as well as how patients can have a stronger voice in ensuring the safety of these devices by participating in research.

In the Week 2 post, we focus on the importance of patients being well-informed on various devices’ safety and effectiveness during their selection process. Interested patients can participate in an upcoming webinar (conference call) to discuss their individual experience with joint replacement.

Research into the Safety of Artificial Joints Would be BeTTER SAID If Patients Are Involved (Implant Device Safety Series Post #1 of 4)

In a four-part series, we will explore the safety of joint implant devices as well as how patients can have a stronger voice in ensuring the safety of these devices by participating in research.

In the Week 1 post, we discuss the important role device selection plays in joint replacement safety and how interested patients can participate in an upcoming webinar (conference call) to discuss their experience.

How willing are CreakyJoints members with RA to participate in research?

Dr. Ben Nowell, CJ Director of Patient-Centered Research, shares a recent report on CreakyJoints members with RA and their willingness to take part in research

Some groups are underrepresented in rheumatology research. That’s cause for alarm.

We need people from all backgrounds in order to make research more powerful. But there are reasons some groups are less inclined to participate.

The difference between diagnosis and classification of rheumatologic conditions

Diagnosed with a rheumatologic condition but rejected by a clinical trial studying your condition? CJ Research Director Dr. Ben Nowell explains what’s going on

How much are people paying for RA medications? —Survey results are in!

CJ Research Director Dr. Ben Nowell with the results of a recent CreakyJoints survey on how much patients are paying for rheumatoid arthritis medications

Research about Pregnancy & Arthritis Medications: Part II, MotherToBaby

CJ Research Director Dr. Ben Nowell and Summer Associate Zach Landow with a look at a pregnancy info resource based on research: MotherToBaby

Googling medical symptoms? Looking for health info online? Dr. Ben Nowell tells you who you can trust

Unfortunately, fear mongering and marketing hype often drown out evidence-based health info on the internet. CJ Research Director Dr. Ben Nowell and Associate Nicole Schachman with some excellent and free resources

The meaning of ‘flare’: It’s complicated—and can mean different things to different people

Working with RA patients, Dr. Ben Nowell, our Director of Research, noticed when, “…the disease is kicking someone’s butt, I often hear the word ‘flare’.” Wanting to know what flare meant to folks, Dr. Ben checked out the research