• Dr Ben Nowell
    Dr Ben Nowell

Join Hundreds of Others to Study the Impact of Mindfulness

What if there were a new treatment for your rheumatic condition that made you feel better, cost nothing, and only took 5 minutes per day?

“There’s a lot to learn”—Patient perspective on a clinical rheumatology conference

An ArthritisPower Patient Governor attends rheumatology conference in Maui

Why is it so hard to get safety information on artificial joints? (Implant Device Safety Series Post #4 of 4)

As new devices come onto the market, patients and other healthcare decision makers often lack adequate safety information to make the best healthcare decisions. The challenge of developing such information on individual devices is substantial. Sufficient data on adverse events such as device failure can take 5 or even 10 years to accumulate.

No one understands how you think about the risks and benefits of RA medications—We’re helping to change that

Think about the last conversation you had with your doctor about starting a new medication or adjusting your dose. What information helped you reach a decision? How did you weigh the benefits and risks?

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

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