New RA Blog

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kittenbear; adventures in the wilds of arthritis Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand: I am 29, an artist, a world observer and a deep (sometimes over) thinker. Recently happily married, starting a new life in the city where I grew up… after leaving 12 years ago. The reason I came home was arthritis. I had lived successfully alongside it for 13 years …

NRAS & World Arthritis Day (October 12)

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Make a ‘Joint’ effort for World Arthritis Day World Arthritis Day aims to embrace people with rheumatic diseases, healthcare professionals and employers, as well as help raise awareness about the disease. Please help us to support people with rheumatoid arthritis by raising awareness and fundraising in your workplace; all that we ask is for you to make a joint effort …

This Is My Life

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“To become a spectator of one’s own life is to escape the suffering of life.” Oscar Wilde A funny thing happened yesterday – Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy realized, once again, that the simplest of thoughts often lead to some of the most profound steps forward in life. I was once again sitting in the back of a taxicab, making the almost …

Another RA Blog

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Carla’s Corner Carla Kienast is the the Director of Corporate Communications for a high-tech company and the author of the acclaimed suspense novel, Wake up with Fleas (available at Amazon.com and through special order at Barnes and Nobel, Borders, and Outskirts Press).  She and her husband live in Dallas, Texas. Carla lives with RA and has previously had a hip …

National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week

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96% of Illness is Invisible – Awareness Week Validates Those Who “look so good!” but Feel Awful SAN DIEGO (2009) Nearly 1 in 2 Americans has a chronic condition, and 96% of them live with an illness that is invisible. These people do no use a cane or any assistive device and may look perfectly healthy. Sixty percent are between …