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Check out Track + React: A New Online Interactive Arthritis Self-Management Tool – by Ashley Boynes

The Arthritis Foundation is striving to help cultivate an interactive online arthritis nation to help people live better with arthritis. In doing so, they’ve created an awesome new interactive online tool called Track + React – and the best part is, it’s FREE! People with any form of arthritis or rheumatic disease can log on … Continue reading

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What’s In a Name? Distinguishing Rheumatoid Arthritis from Osteoarthritis

 What’s in a name? A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, right? But, sometimes, what certain things, situations, or ailments are called can lead to confusion. I recently heard of someone naming their pet cat, “Dog.” Funny, but confusing. So is the term, “rheumatoid arthritis.” The word arthritis (literally meaning, “joint inflammation) … Continue reading

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Diet and Arthritis – What to Eat for RA, OA, and Gout? by Ashley Boynes

No matter your age, eating healthily is an important part of maintaining overall wellness. This is especially true for anyone living with one of the 117 forms of arthritis and related rheumatic disease. Of course, regular doctor visits, taking your medications and supplements as prescribed, proper rest, and an adequate amount of physical activity are … Continue reading

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Life As I Know It: The Gratitude Attitude! – Ashley’s Health Diary – Entry #25

November 17, 2010 Well, as always, a lot has happened since I last journaled in this, my online “health diary!” Life as I know it is always changing, always growing, always evolving – a roller coaster of ups and downs, goods and bads! But, isn’t that what life is – a wild ride that we’re … Continue reading

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30 Things You May Not Know About My Invisible Illness – by Ashley Boynes

In honor of National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week, which was last week, I’ve decided to take part in their meme, “30 Things You May Not Know About My Invisible Illness” since I live with arthritis and other “invisible” conditions. This is an initiative that hundreds of “chronically ill” people are taking part in, positing on … Continue reading