As this July’s Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month comes to an end, I find myself reflecting on how far we’ve come since I was a child fighting the pain and sickness of this disease. Over 300,000 children in the US live with JA. There are many forms of juvenile arthritis (JA) and they affect different parts of the body. I was diagnosed... Read more
There are several myths regarding RA that appear to lead to the stigma that exists surrounding the disease.
Arthritis is just aches and pains
When people hear the word arthritis, they often think simply of aches and pains, but do think about other issues that the disease can cause.
They don’t know the... Read more
August, and the weather is hot, hot, hot. Below, is a recipe to keep you in the kitchen, even when your joints aren't the only things that are hot.
Brew up a jug of my recipe for Simplici-Tea, find a cool shady pot to sit, sip and read my hot weather cooking tips.
Planning is crucial
I know, from experience, that if I don't... Read more
Sometimes, what you don’t know or understand can hurt you.
I think sometimes we like to remain blissfully unaware of what our illnesses and the medications we use to treat them bring with them.
For example, while I’ve always heard that using steroids for a prolonged period of time can cause bone health... Read more
Joint pain is one of the most common symptoms among people who suffer from autoimmune diseases – where the immune system attacks healthy tissue.
About 50 million Americans — the vast majority of them women, especially women of working and childbearing age — suffer from autoimmune ailments. Unfortunately, that is just the timing... Read more