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Christine Miller

Christine Miller, Health Guide

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In Remission from JRA, Active April 2006 to February 2009

Wrist splints for Arthritis: JIA, Kids and Splints

In my last post, I wrote about the benefits and drawbacks of wearing splints and tried to give some suggestions for complying with a splinting regimen.  I also thought that it might be helpful to talk about splinting for kids, and from a kid's perspective.    Splinting is a major treatment modality for kids.  While it offers... Read moreChevron
Michael Makover

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Rheumatologist and Medical School Professor

History of the development of drug treatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Part 2

Read History of the development of drug treatment in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Part 1   DMARDs, (for Disease Modifying AntiRheumatic Drugs) go beyond just relief of symptoms. To varying degrees, they actually stop and sometimes even reverse the disease process. There are many kinds of DMARDs, most of which are still used. Some are based on... Read moreChevron
Cathee McKeown

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Managing RA During the Holidays

Most people have heard about the holiday blues, but not many have heard of the holiday flares. For those of us with rheumatoid arthritis this time of year can be the beginning of very painful season. There are many contributing factors to why you may experience a flare during the holidays; bad eating, stress and depression, just to name a few.... Read moreChevron

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