3 Easy Steps To Increasing Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness

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Step 1: Present The Problem What’s Wrong With This Picture? And before anyone gets upset, I am not trying to compare the diseases mentioned above, all of which are serious. I am merely trying to make a point about the uninformed comments and lack of awareness that RA Superheroes encounter on a regular basis. We have all received these responses, …

‘I Won’t Let It Beat Me:’ Venus Williams Opens Up About Being Diagnosed With Incurable Sjogren’s Syndrome At 31

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 The two times U.S. Open winner explained to People: ‘I couldn’t raise my arm over my head, the racket felt like concrete. I had no feelings in my hands. They were swollen and itchy. I realised it would be a miserable show.’   After she sensationally dropped out of the U.S. Open in August, tennis star Venus Williams revealed she …

The New York Times: The High Cost of Failing Artificial Hips

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The most widespread medical implant failure in decades — involving thousands of all-metal artificial hips that need to be replaced prematurely — has entered the money phase. Medical and legal experts estimate the hip failures may cost taxpayers, insurers, employers and others billions of dollars in coming years, contributing to the soaring cost of health care. The financial fallout is …

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Real Profiles of Rheumatoid Arthritis Photos © Rhian Welham Name? Rhian Welham Age? 29 Location? Llanelli, Wales, United Kingdom How long have you lived with RA? 1 year. What advice would you give to someone who has just been diagnosed with RA? Research it as much as possible, especially via support groups online and locally such as the NRAS in …

Rheumatology News: FDA Advises Caution When IV Methotrexate-PPI Used Together

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Administration of a proton pump inhibitor with intravenous methotrexate may result in elevated serum levels of methotrexate, with toxic consequences, according to a statement issued on Dec. 21 by the Food and Drug Administration. Case reports and published pharmacokinetic studies “suggest” that concomitant use of proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) with methotrexate, primarily high dose methotrexate, “may elevate and prolong serum …