Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Brad's Posts

The Other Side of RA: Living with Severe Complications

This is the second of two posts that discuss my experience with serious side effects and complications from RA. Side effects have come under control for me, but complications are another story!   A Complication, is defined as an unfavorable evolution of a disease, a health condition or a therapy. The disease can become... Read moreChevron

The Other Side of RA: Living with Severe Side Effects

RA is a complicated and many times, misunderstood, disease. It affects everyone in different ways and can cause a myriad of complications. The medications used to treat RA can cause side effects ranging from a headache to more serious, including serious fungal infections. RA itself, as an autoimmune disease, can cause its own hardships in the form... Read moreChevron

Addison's vs. Adrenal Insufficiency

Along with the various diagnosis’s you may hear at your rheumatologists office, one you may not be familiar with, but should be, is Addison's Disease or Adrenal Insufficiency. Both are very similar and both can be very dangerous. I have had experience the last few years with them and would like to share what I know of them with you. Please... Read moreChevron

Holiday Leftovers: Dealing with Depression During the Holidays

The Holidays are a time of great joy and family get-togethers. Warm toasts to each other in front of a roaring fireplace. A hearty laugh as Dad carves the turkey. Out of town family members and friends we have not seen since last year are on our doorstops once again for a joyful reunion. Cards arrive nearly daily and heartfelt phone calls can be... Read moreChevron

Art and Health ~ What Is Your Connection?

November marks the first annual Arts and Health Month, promoted as a time “for organizations and individuals worldwide to promote the integration of the arts—including literary, performing, and visual arts and design—into a wide variety of healthcare and community settings for therapeutic, educational, and expressive... Read moreChevron