Let SSA Know RA Can Be Disabling

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Today, the Arthritis Foundation is speaking out! Today, we are telling the Social Security Administration (SSA) that it is unacceptable that it can take months if not years for people with disabling rheumatoid arthritis to get through the disability claims process (watch testimony). Today we are asking you to join us! The Social Security Administration is considering that for certain …

More Rheumatoid Arthritis Blogs

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JRA…Journal Of A Radical Arthritis, Chick Hello everyone! I am 25 years old and was diagnosed with JRA (Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis) when I was just 3 years old. I’ve had my battles with this disease over the years, and have decided to create a blog. I want to share my stories and adivce with other RA chicks, or anyone interested, …

Simple Explanations

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As I sit here typing on the computer at my desk, my knees and ankles are barely working. A few days ago, upon arriving at my afternoon physical therapy session, I quietly wondered to myself how I was even walking. I was soon after informed that my right (good) leg was in a worse condition than my left (bad) leg. …

RA Scholarship Program

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The 2011 UCB RA Family Scholarship Program The UCB RA Scholarship Program recognizes and rewards exceptional students who take control of their rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and do not allow it to control them. In 2011, UCB is awarding 30 scholarships of up to $10,000 to students who are not held back by their RA. If you or a loved one …

Mastering The Impact Of Fatigue In Rheumatoid Arthritis

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What is fatigue in rheumatoid arthritis? It’s easier for people to think of joints as causing problems than to think of fatigue and the other intangible things that give RA patients trouble. That’s because fatigue is not something you can put your finger on. It’s a sense that you’re not feeling up to par, that you’re slowing down. Nothing else …