Autoimmune Arthritis Patients At Higher Risk For Blood Clots In Lung

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“People with autoimmune conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, who are hospitalized, may have an increased risk of developing a pulmonary embolism (blood clot in the lung). A report, published online November 26, 2011 in The Lancet, outlines the seriousness of the matter and the need for preventive treatment among hospitalized autoimmune patients. A pulmonary embolism can be life-threatening.” Read More: http://arthritis.about.com/b/2011/11/28/autoimmune-arthritis…

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Nikki Kelliher

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Real Profiles of Rheumatoid Arthritis Photos © Nikki Kelliher Name? Nikki Kelliher Age? 21 Location? Vienna, Virginia, United States How long have you lived with RA? 12 years. I was diagnosed when I was 9 years old, my parents orginally thought I had lyme disease. What advice would you give to someone who has just been diagnosed with RA? Besides …

The Sexiness Of Rheumatology

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Galway consultant rheumatologist Dr Ronan Kavanagh has come around to the fact that his specialty should be viewed as being one of the ‘cool’ gang. “Rheumatology patients are an amazingly resilient, patient and forgiving group of people. They are often cheerfully resilient while coping with the ravages and disappointments of living with a chronic disease, patient in their wait for slow- acting …

The Gift Of Time

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Earlier this week, I cancelled my personal (non-RA Guy) Facebook account. It wasn’t a particular event that made me take this action, it was just the recent realization that I spend way too much time online. Many times, I’d sit down at my computer to do something important, only to find myself–without even thinking about it–checking out everyone’s latest status …