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Last week, fellow patients from more than two dozen U.S. states co-signed a letter with me to welcome the newly appointed (and confirmed!) Commissioner of the Food & Drug Administration (FDA).
It’s easy to poke fun at a community that is invisible. We saw the backlash after the opioid induced constipation ad aired bowl during Super 50. The chronic disease community become the punchline for comedians and also an easy way for politicians to score quick political points.
I wish losing weight were as easy as taking Dr. Oz’s weekly miracle weight loss supplements. For people with inflammatory...
CJ blogger Ryan reminds us to focus on the positive and to think about what we can do instead of what we can't.
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.
CreakyJoints recently asked its members "what improvements would you like to see within your doctor’s waiting room?"
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.
When you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), any joint can become stiff and painful. Here are some tips to ease pain while driving.
Having arthritis can be expensive. Here are some tips to save money.
Cigarette smoking increased the expression of markers of inflammation as well as clinical measures of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) disease activity, a new study found.
People with gout and hyperuricemia (elevated uric acid levels) who followed the blood-pressure-lowering DASH diet showed significant decreases in serum uric acid levels, according to a new study.
People with lupus who were initially treated with medium or high doses of prednisone were likely to continue on higher doses, potentially putting them at risk for treatment-related complications, a Spanish study found.
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?
An ArthritisPower Patient Governor attends rheumatology conference in Maui
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.