The Arthritis National Research Foundation Is Moving Arthritis Research Forward

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Long Beach, CA (PRWEB) August 30, 2011 The Arthritis National Research Foundation recently awarded $950,000 in arthritis research grants to 13 cutting-edge scientists. With 50 million Americans afflicted with arthritis anxiously waiting for new and more effective treatments, the Arthritis National Research Foundation is funding scientists at universities and research facilities across the country. Their work in osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, …

Three Weeks, Three Years

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Today marks three weeks since my last major flare. There were a couple of times during this past week when I thought that this streak was going to come to an end, but it hasn’t. On both occasions, as soon as I accepted the pain that I was experiencing (it’s starting to grab onto my right arm) and told myself …

Realistic Activity Goals Seem To Ease Arthritis Pain, Study Finds

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Belief in ability to do exercise, and following through, can improve life for rheumatoid arthritis patients THURSDAY, Aug. 25 (HealthDay News) — Rheumatoid arthritis patients who believe in their ability to achieve physical activity goals — called self-efficacy — are more likely to reach those objectives, researchers have found. The investigators also found that patients who achieve their physical activity …

Tamara Vasquez

Tamara Vasquez

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Real Profiles of Rheumatoid Arthritis Photos © Tamara Vasquez Name? Tamara Vasquez Age? 24 years young! Location? Alvin, Texas, United States How long have you lived with RA? I have lived with RA for 6 yrs now. What advice would you give to someone who has just been diagnosed with RA? The most important advice is follow the doctors orders. …

Rheumatology Etymology

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Defining some common words in the world of the rheumatologist The medical world is full of words with long histories and multiple meanings. Here are a few commonly used in the field of rheumatology with their definitions and where they came from. RHEUMATISM: Encyclopædia Britannica lists rheumatism as “any of several disorders that have in common inflammation of the connective …