Rachel Marie

Rachel Marie

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Photos © Rachel Marie Name? Rachel Marie Age? 26 Location? Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States How long have you lived with RA? I was diagnosed at the age of 7; so almost 20 years now! What advice would you give to someone who has just been diagnosed with RA? I am a “take charge” kind of girl; so take a deep …

The Telegraph: Physiotherapists Banned From Touching Patients

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Physiotherapists have been banned from touching their patients in a cost-cutting move described as “barmy” by experts. Patients referred to physiotherapists for treatment in Nottingham will no longer receive hands-on treatment – but will be directed to websites where they can learn exercises for themselves. Patients in Rushcliffe are given “advice and guidance” and directed to websites and information leaflets …

Through the looking glass

Through The Looking Glass

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I used to think that accepting the reality of my rheumatoid arthritis meant that I would be giving in to this disease. As long as I grabbed on to the life that I wanted (thus avoiding what was obviously becoming the life that I had), I figured that I would be okay. For a while this actually seemed to work, …

Charlotte Stacey

Charlotte Stacey

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Photos © Charlotte Stacey Name? Charlotte Stacey Age? 17 years old Location? Bath, United Kingdom How long have you lived with RA? Diagnosed July 26th 2011. What advice would you give to someone who has just been diagnosed with RA? Learn as much as possible about your condition, talk to others with it, remember you’re not alone! Keep positive and listen …

Study Suggests Bacon Could Help Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Researchers from a prominent American university believe that they have discovered an unusual (and very tasty) way to treat the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) — bacon. In studies conducted at Minnesota State University (MSU) in Minneapolis, lead author and biology professor Marty Lunde and colleagues found that those who consumed at least two strips worth of the popular cured, …