Get My Book Sick Idiot: On Sale Now!
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Get My Book Sick Idiot: On Sale Now!

The time has come: Sick Idiot has arrived! You can now order my funny-yet-inspiring nonfiction health memoir, Sick Idiot, in paperback! Chapter titles include: “That Time I Cried On The Pitcher’s Mound and Saw My Grandma’s Doctor” “That Time I Was a Cheerleader … With Arthritis … On A Hit-List” “That Time I Had a … Continue reading

Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain: Public Selfies & Private Illness
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Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain: Public Selfies & Private Illness

“Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain.”  It’s one of the most powerful lines from the movie and book, The Wizard of Oz. It’s such a simple quote — so relevant to the scene, that we usually don’t think of the symbolism that lies within it. it got me thinking, though, about “the … Continue reading On World Arthritis Day, Patients and Caregivers Come Together
Arthritis / arthritis awareness / Oldies But Goodies / rheumatoid arthritis awareness / Types of Arthritis On World Arthritis Day, Patients and Caregivers Come Together

World Arthritis Day was celebrated across the world on October 12th, 2014. Read more about World Arthritis Day and the various initiatives surrounding this special day, here: Patients and caregivers of all ages and ethnicities came together to advocate for the 100+ conditions listed under the umbrella term, “arthritis.” Learn more. Continue reading


Back Pain and Spine Health Solutions – by Ashley Boynes-Shuck

Nearly everyone experiences some form of back pain or another at some point throughout their lifetime.  Of course, as with many conditions and ailments, the degree of severity varies greatly. However, there are things that you can do to strengthen your spine and support your back, which could alleviate pain, stiffness, and tension. Here are … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Ideas for Arthritis Patients – by Ashley Boynes-Shuck

The holiday season is here, and it is the time for giving gifts, and letting loved ones around us know how much they mean to us. So, if someone special in your life is affected by arthritis or chronic pain, what are some good gift ideas to give them? Here are some tips and suggestions: … Continue reading


Chronic Pain and Sleep – The Vicious Cycle – by Ashley Boynes-Shuck

  Sleep problems are common in people with arthritis and chronic pain. Additionally, people with rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune forms of arthritis and rheumatic diseases may need more sleep than the average adult. Some RA patients need as much as 10 hours of sleep per night, whereas a “healthy” adult typically needs 7-8 hours … Continue reading

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Chiropractic Care for Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases – by Ashley Boynes-Shuck

Keeping in the them of our inaugural Digital Rheum post, we will be discussing how chiropractic care can potentially benefit people with some types of arthritis and rheumatic disease. If your rheumatologist agrees that you may benefit from seeing a chiropractor, here are some things to keep in mind! Know the differences between types of … Continue reading