Healthline.com: Oh, Baby! A Child’s Genes Can Predict a Mother’s RA Risk
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Healthline.com: Oh, Baby! A Child’s Genes Can Predict a Mother’s RA Risk

Here is my latest post for Healthline.com. It was a very interesting one to write, mostly because the topic is relatively new, and was thus pretty unfamiliar to me. I read research on the subject, and was fascinated to learn that a child’s genetic makeup can contribute to their mother’s risk for rheumatoid arthritis. In … Continue reading

I’m Gluten-Free: 15 Things You Need to Know About the Celiac Lifestyle
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I’m Gluten-Free: 15 Things You Need to Know About the Celiac Lifestyle

I’m gluten-free. No, it isn’t by choice. Yes, it is necessary. No, I cannot cheat. Yes, I will get sick — possibly short-term, definitely long-term — if i ingest gluten. Now that the basics are out of the way, here are 15 more things you need to know about my gluten-free, Celiac-friendly lifestyle: Celiac Sprue … Continue reading

Rant Time: Don’t “Quantify” the Sick Girl
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Rant Time: Don’t “Quantify” the Sick Girl

You know how it’s rude to say things like, “you throw okay … for a girl.” Or, “you run pretty fast … for being so big.” It’s also somewhat insulting to say things like, “wow! You’ve accomplished so much … despite being sick.” No, I haven’t accomplished a lot “for being a sick girl.” I’ve … Continue reading

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Kids, Teens, and Young Adults Get Arthritis, Too! Celebrate JA Awareness in July – by Ashley Boynes-Shuck

Kids and young adults get arthritis, too. And July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. According to the Arthritis Foundation, JA refers to any form of arthritis or arthritis-related condition that develops in children or teenagers who are less than 18 years of age. Approximately 294,000 children under the age of 18 are affected by pediatric … Continue reading