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June 19, 2017

Harnessing the Power of the First-Ever, Patient-Led, Patient-Centered Research Registry

If you’ve been following our blog, you know that keeping patients at the center is a big thing at Crescendo. Many of us have a personal connection with patients and know how a patient-centered perspective can make a real difference. That’s why we want to highlight some of the great work our patient advocacy partners […]

June 12, 2017

Aimee is #RedefiningRA and Living Life

A scientist who loves to sew, Aimee has a lot of things she wants to do. In addition to holding a full-time governmental position in environmental science and being a mom to her college-aged son, she spends her free time following her passions for photography, cooking and sewing –detailing her activities on her “Capture, Craft, and Cook” blog. […]

June 5, 2017

An Education #RedefiningRA

Elizabeth had just finished her master’s degree in education and was ready to start working when she began to feel that something was wrong. “I couldn’t sleep well. I was stiff when I woke up, and I had a hard time walking. I was tired all the time.”Se went to the doctor, who ran blood tests, […]

May 26, 2017

#RedefiningRA and Really Living

It’s really hard to get Carol down. A bubbly go-getter, this motorcycle-riding, belly-dancing grandmother of six works in an oil refinery by day and enjoys a rural, outdoor lifestyle with family in her leisure hours. But in 2004 she was a little off her game. She had been in a car accident. There were three […]

May 20, 2017

How Stacie is #RedefiningRA

After 20 years as a language arts teacher and an assistant principal, education is in Stacie’s blood. A few years ago, she never dreamed she would use her background and passion for education to teach people about rheumatoid arthritis. “Six years ago my son was getting married,” said Stacie. “I hadn’t yet retired, and it […]

May 15, 2017

Switching Gears and #RedefiningRA

Slowing down wasn’t easy for Lori. For more than 12 years, she put in 70-hour weeks as a program director for a home health care agency. “I loved my job!” she said. But there was another side to the story. After long hours by day helping others get the care they needed, by night Lori […]

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