Dr. Ronan Kavanagh’s Blog: Arthritis With Normal Blood Tests? Why Not..

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To most medical students and patients uninitiated in the science of rheumatology, the diagnostic process whereby rheumatologists assess patients may seem bewildering. When considering any patient who presents with joint pain, there are over 100 types of arthritis to consider, lots of conditions which mimic arthritis, a huge array of blood tests to consider and any amount of expensive imaging …

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Erika Dawn Hodgson

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Real Profiles of Rheumatoid Arthritis Photos © Erika Dawn Hodgson Name? Erika Dawn Hodgson Age? 32 Location? Calgary, Alberta, Canada How long have you lived with RA? I was officially diagnosed in January 2010, but have had joint swelling and issues for about 5-6 years. What advice would you give to someone who has just been diagnosed with RA? Ask …

Living Life As I See Fit: How I Have Changed

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“I always talk about how I have changed but I am usually referring to how I have changed emotionally.  I never really want to talk about how I have changed physically.  For most of us, we clearly acknowledge that we have changed physically but we don’t like to talk about it. The truth I have gained nearly fifty pounds since …

Show Us Your Hands!

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Are you interested in taking part in a cool community project right before the holidays? It’s easy, it’s free, and it’ll only take you a couple of minutes to complete! Here’s how it works: 1. Take a photo of your hand, and send it to me via Facebook or email it to me at rheumatoidarthritisguy[at]gmail[dot]com by Friday, December 23rd. That’s …