Breaking The (Pain) Barrier

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Yesterday afternoon, one of the news podcasts that I listen to on a daily basis included a segment on pain and palliative care. (Democracy Now: “Palliative Care Pioneer Dr. Diane Meier on How People Struggle with Serious, Sometimes Terminal, Illness”). The following quote really stood out to me: “Well, I think the most important thing that we do is recognize …

Young Women’s Arthritis Support Group

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Young Women’s Arthritis Support Group (YWASG) was formed in Melbourne, Australia in 1996 as a means for younger women to contact others to exchange support and ideas for coping with rheumatoid arthritis and the many other forms of arthritis affecting young women of child-bearing age. Our support group meets each month at Ashburton Community Centre, 160 High Street, Ashburton. Here, …

World Arthritis Day

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World Arthritis Day has a new Facebook fanpage! On World Arthritis Day the 12th of October people with arthritis from around the world join together to make their voices heard. You can join in and raise this voice also! http://www.facebook.com/worldarthritisday

Health Care Reform & RA

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Joy125’s Blog Diagnosed in my 20s, I’ve had RA for over 30 years. I’ve been on several RA meds since then — from aspirin and gold shots — to currently enbrel and methotrexate. By the time the biologics came on the scene, I already had joint damage, and have had foot surgery and both knees and both hips replaced. I …