-Joy Ross with Isabella and Georgianna
"I am happier without sight than when I could see."
Joy Ross is 36, lives just outside Portland, Oregon. She has been happily married for 12 years to her husband George and the mother of two beautiful daughters, Isabella (10) and Georgianna (7). Joy has had juvenile arthritis (JA) since she... Read more
Every now and again, I run into an enthusiastic health professional who opines that I should exercise. I try telling them that exercise makes me flare. "What about range of motion exercises, then?" they chirp optimistically.
And that's when I tell them that my life is a range of motion exercise.
Severe RA and Physical... Read more
It's May. This means birds twittering, buds growing bigger every day and seriously contemplating not wearing socks. May is also something else very important for RAHealthCentral: Arthritis Awareness Month. We have exciting plans to share with you!
Kicking off the festivities is my interview with Dr. Patience White, VP of Public Health at... Read more
Myth: Arthritis is an old person's disease.
Fact: Two thirds of people who have arthritis are under the age of 65. Some of the most serious forms of arthritis affect teenagers or people in their 20s or 30s.
Myth: Arthritis is one disease.
Fact: There are over 100 different types of arthritis.
Myth: There's nothing you can do... Read more
by Lene Andersen
on Rheumatoid Arthritis
Wednesday, April 24 2013
You can control RA with diet.
Natural medicine is better for you than conventional medication.
We've all heard these statements. Sometimes it's from a well-meaning acquaintance, sometimes it's on a television program. We want to believe them. Searching for something — anything — that can help is normal when you live with a... Read more