A ‘Master Key’ To Unlock New Treatments For Autoimmune Disorders

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Imagine a single drug that would treat most, if not all, autoimmune disorders, such as asthma, inflammatory bowel disease, and Lupus. That might not be so hard to do thanks to a team of researchers who have discovered a molecule normally used by the body to prevent unnecessary immune reactions. This molecule, pronounced “alpha v beta 6,” normally keeps our …

ThriveWithRA: I Don’t Have Cancer, But I’m A CHEMO Patient

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Did you know that Chemo is not just for Cancer? Yes, that’s right! I am on Chemotherapy, as are the vast majority of Rheumatoid Arthritis patients around the world. RA patients, these brave individuals who have “The Big RA,” regularly ingest or inject Chemo into their bodies, in hope of slowing the progression of the disease, reducing inflammation and pain, and preserving their …

Apple-A-Thon: Fundraiser For The Spondylitis Association Of America

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A donations page is available at http://thefeedingedge.causevox.com. Understanding Anklylosing Spondylitis, The Big Apple Awareness Event On Friday, September 30, Jenna will be painting the BIG Apple in Times Square, at the Roy Arias Studios at 300 West 43rd Street. She will be holding a 24-hour Apple-A-Thon to help increase awareness of the condition, raise funds and just have fun. The …

Sarah Krysl

Sarah Krysl

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Real Profiles of Rheumatoid Arthritis Photos © Sarah Krysl Name? Sarah Krysl Age? 19 Location? Hillsboro, Missouri, United States. How long have you lived with RA? I was showing symptoms of RA around 16 and blew it off thinking it was just pain. Finally went to the doctor and was told I didn’t have it. Got a second opinion, and …

NY Times: U.S. Health Insurance Cost Rises Sharply, Study Finds

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The cost of health insurance for many Americans this year climbed more sharply than in previous years, outstripping any growth in workers’ wages and adding more uncertainty about the pace of rising medical costs. A new study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, a nonprofit research group that tracks employer-sponsored health insurance on a yearly basis, shows that the average annual …