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Patient Advocacy
April 12, 2017

My Life-Changing Trip to the Nation’s Capital

When I was diagnosed with RA in 2012, I had no idea that it would lead me to Capitol Hill. I only knew that I had been so sick and so overwhelmed, and I was relieved to finally have an explanation for how I was feeling. I was diagnosed first with Lupus, then rheumatoid arthritis […]

Rheumatoid Arthritis
April 4, 2017

Supporting Patients Striving to Make A Difference

Being a college student is hard. Managing the workload, figuring out how to pay for courses, and – if you’re a young student – taking on some of the tasks of adult life for the first time. As a parent, you want to help them in any way you can to make that transition easier. […]

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February 16, 2017

At Long Last, a Patient’s Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis

These days in health care, the real buzz is about putting the patient at the center. It’s a fabulous shift in perspective, one that’s long overdue. That’s why I am very pleased to share with you the latest endeavor of one of our patient advocacy partners. CreakyJoints, the online patient community that is part of […]

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December 5, 2016

No Scrooge for the Holidays: Insider Tips for Managing Flare-Ups

The holiday season, fondly sung as “the most wonderful time of year…” often shakes out to be the most stressful time of year. As I hum that winter song, I find myself juggling end-of-year work priorities, holiday parties, teacher gifts, family events and little ones who are sometimes on sugar overload. No matter how you […]

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November 28, 2016

Caring for Our RA and the Others Who Need Us, Part 2

November marks National Family Caregiver’s Month. This month’s theme is “Take Care to Give Care.” For some caregivers, this theme has a deeper meaning, because, in addition to being caregivers, they also are RA patients. Last week we heard from Christy, who shared her perspective on being an RA patient with caregiving responsibilities. We conclude this […]

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November 21, 2016

Caring for Our RA and the Others Who Need Us, Part 1

November marks National Family Caregiver’s Month. This month’s theme is “Take Care to Give Care.” For some caregivers, this theme has a deeper meaning, because in addition to being caregivers, they also are RA patients. In the first of a special two-part post, Christy Washington shares her experience in being both caregiver and patient at the […]

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