Living It, Loving It: Having Rheumatoid Arthritis And Being A Mother

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Raising Children in this day and age is tough enough, but add chronic illness to the mix, and you have a whole of emotional and physical challenges to deal with in addition to what you already have to do.

Read More: http://ohboy-boys.blogspot.com/2009/12/having-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-being.html

Cathy from The Life and Adventures of Cateepoo also wrote a guest post on Parenting & RA, for anyone who is looking for more information on this topic.

Biologics Legislation

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Eshoo bill huge boon for Silicon Valley biotech

Buried in the giant health care bills in Congress is a multibillion-dollar bonanza for Silicon Valley’s biotechnology and venture capital industries, sponsored by Rep. Anna Eshoo, a Palo Alto Democrat.

The provision would grant “biologic” drugs, a new class of drugs based on gene splicing and grown in living cells, 12 years of protection from competition by the generic drug industry, in addition to their patents.

A scathing report by the Federal Trade Commission in June said no added protection, much less 12 years, was warranted, and warned that the Eshoo legislation would ensure sky-high drug prices and stifle innovation on the most promising frontier of medical research.

Read More: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2009/12/06/MNFQ1AV2C3.DTL

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Survivor: Tierra Del Fuego
RA Guy on June 3rd, 2009

SurvivorWhile surfing online last night, Rheumatoid Arthritis Guy came across a leaked document that included all of the secret details about the upcoming season of the hit CBS reality show Survivor.

The link has since been taken down, but I’ll go ahead and share with you what I remember.

This season’s big twist (spoiler alert!): In order to be eligible for the show, contestants must be living with rheumatoid arthritis. (In a related twist, producers have agreed to eliminate any upper or lower age limits.)

Read More: http://www.rheumatoidarthritisguy.com/2009/06/survivor-tierra-del-fuego-season-19/

In the couple of months leading up to the season premier of Season 19 of the Survivor, this blog post was actually one of the top Google search results for anything related to the show. I always wondered about how much confusion this might have caused people who stumbled across my version of what the new season would be like!