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It can some patients a decade to get the right diagnosis. This advice should significantly speed up the process.
Are you an arthritis patient, or a person living with arthritis? A lupus patient, or a consumer of health care who has lupus? The word “patient” has taken on a negative connotation in the medical community over the past couple...
Crowd-sourced websites may not be the most reliable sources of information about how to pick the best hospital because they leave out this key data.
Raise your hand if you’ve ever minimized or brushed off your arthritis or chronic pain symptoms … Yeah, we thought so. When we asked members of the CreakyJoints Facebook community about this topic, Anne M. told us, “If I didn’t...
Is a 0-10 Pain Scale Really the Best Way to Convey Your Pain? That’s the question we posed in our July 2018 monthly poll to participants in ArthritisPower®, our patient-centered research registry for joint, bone, and inflammatory skin conditions. More...
There is no finish line. You won’t walk out of the operating room in a moment of triumph saying, “We got it! She’s better now.”
If your physician has hugged you, how did you feel about that, both in the moment and with the benefit of hindsight?
On its face, it seems like a pretty simple question. Can and should patients record their meetings with their physicians?
Tips and solutions for common problems patients face with their healthcare providers.
Part 1: A background in medicine “Preserving the Finest Traditions of My Calling” ~ from the modern version of the Hippocratic Oath, ca. 1964 I have gone through a range of emotions since learning I had rheumatoid arthritis (RA), experiencing the...