Do you know what you are supposed to eat to be healthy? The FoodPyramid has now been replaced with MyPlate, an icon which emphasizes the fruit, vegetable, grains, protein and dairy food groups. The new icon will be used in messages to illustrate healthy... Read more
As I stand amidst the chaos of moving boxes, bubble wrap and packing tape, preparing for the imminent move from the home I love, I can't help musing over how much my life has changed in the last year since I was diagnosed with RA.
We bought this home a little over three years ago ... our own little piece of Heaven on Earth, in... Read more
There is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis, this almost goes without saying. However, there are a variety of medications which not only provide relief from pain and inflammation, but which also have the potential to put the disease into remission. And this should be the goal of every rheumatologist and every patient with rheumatoid... Read more
Turns out that I didn’t get inoculated for a fever that has gripped the world – Olympic Fever! – and it has taken a toll on me. I am not sure what I will do with myself next week, late at night, with no competitive winter sports to watch. I marvel at how these finely tuned machines (athletes is an understatement) pull off their triple... Read more
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Sometimes I get so caught up in my own self-loathing and self-pity. I am too busy dwelling on the things I can no longer do and I am too busy throwing pity parties for myself to notice the truly important things. I forget one of the most important things that has pulled me through the toughest times in my life. And when I sit and think... Read more