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Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy usually divides his levels of pain into three (broad?) categories: “It hurts”, “It hurts a lot”, and “It hurts a heck of a lot”. (Okay, that’s not what I really call the last category, but I’ll go ahead and keep things G-Rated here on my blog.) Sure, if I really wanted to, I could fine-tune it even …

Abbott Presents Do-It-Yourself Home Makeover Tips for Arthritis Awareness Month

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RA.com Features Interactive Resource to Help People Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis ABBOTT PARK, Ill., May 13, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — As any do-it-yourselfer knows, a good home improvement project has both style and substance, adding functionality with aesthetic appeal. For people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who may face difficulties around the house, adaptable options around the home are particularly important. To …

Small Town Girl in a Big City

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I am originally from a very small town in the Midwest, but moved out to Los Angeles six years ago. Recently diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis, my wonderful husband and our little zoo of a home keep me going while I deal with the difficulties of a chronic illness and endeavor to improve my health. Read More: http://smalltowngirlinabigcity.blogspot.com/

Web 2.0 Platforms and Health Care: How Online Support Groups, Blogs and Social Networking Sites are Facilitating Online ‘Communities of Care’

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Imagine this scenario:  you have recently been diagnosed with a serious medical condition.  Your doctor has outlined your treatment and prognosis, given you some leaflets and a handful of prescriptions to fill at the chemist.  Your family and friends may be supportive to begin with, but they have never been through what you are going through, so how can they …

HealthCentral: Staying Sane

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Waking up in pain. Going to bed in pain. Never knowing if tomorrow’s going to be the day it comes back with such force that your life is shattered, sidelined again while you put everything on hold, while you find a treatment that works. Hoping you’ll find a treatment that works, having waking nightmares in which you don’t. No longer …