This is a Facebook-rant-turned-blog post. I am definitely looking for some feedback/insight on this one, because when it comes to The Great JA vs. RA Debacle, I don’t know what is considered to be the standard, or what is the “proper” and acceptable approach. Even whilst doing research, I seem to encounter different answers on … Continue reading
Tag Archives: Juvenile Arthritis
Thoughts & Updates from Arthritis Ashley
I haven’t updated this Arthritis Ashley blog in a while (I barely find time to post to my main website abshuck.com and haven’t posted to my entertainment blog Glitzburgh in about a year. Eek!) However, I do want to share some thoughts and updates with all of you, my loyal readers! I’m glad that many … Continue reading
When Celebrities Do Good: Thank You, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, and Robin Roberts!
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ Lately, I’ve been thinking about celebrities who use their fame for good. Sure, there are tons of recent examples: Beyonce is aiming to start a vegan revolution, Paula Abdul has worked tirelessly for pain causes and lupus organizations, the Kardashian and Jenner families have opened the eyes of many to transgender issues, and actress … Continue reading
New Articles on Healthline.com – The Link Between Autoimmunity & 9/11, Biosimilar RA Drugs, Juvenile Hip Replacements & More
As you may know, I am an arthritis reporter for Healhline.com and I’ve got some great new RA-related articles to share with you all, in case you missed them. Take a peek: Gene Testing Companies Go Door-to-Door Looking for Clues to RA, Lupus Hip Replacement Effective for 10 to 20 Years in Juvenile RA Patients … Continue reading
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
Health Coaching, Beachbody, Healthline, and Essential Oils
Hey guys! Here comes a mishmash of info comin’ at ya! Take notes 🙂 HEALTHLINE: I have a few new interesting and research-based rheumatoid arthritis articles up on Healthline.com. Please check ’em out, here. (Link will take you to all of my Healthline articles, so feel free to browse through and read/share whatever piques your … Continue reading
Healthline.com: How Does Cold Weather Affect RA? – AND – Could Balancing Gut Bacteria Be The Key to Unlocking RA?
Here are two more Healthline articles for ya! Both were enjoyable and interesting to write. The first, discusses, quite simply, cold weather and arthritis. It talks about how cold climates and winter weather can have a negative impact on RA suffers or increase rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. The second talks about gut health and RA. Specifically, it … Continue reading
#BeMoreHuman & Celebrate Everyone’s Fitness Choices and Abilities
While I enjoyed the commercial, I joked last night that “Welp, I’m not human,” after seeing Reebok’s #BeMoreHuman Super Bowl commercial. They replied on Twitter by telling me, and I quote: “Not with that attitude.” (As a follow up, it’s worth noting that Reebok also clarified, saying that #BeMoreHuman is about being your Best You, whatever … Continue reading
Chronicles of a Sick Girl: A Rant on Feeling Conflicted and Judged
Here’s a little rant; maybe some of you can relate. Sometimes, I feel conflicted. I want people to know about the illnesses that I live with. I want to inform, inspire, advocate, and educate. I want to spread awareness. I want people to empathize or understand what I’m going through. I want people to “get … Continue reading
Healthline.com: NSAIDs Relieve Arthritis Pain, but Are Tougher on the Tummy than Celebrex
Did you know … ? Using NSAIDs to treat rheumatoid arthritis is pretty common, but damage to the stomach may be a cause for concern. Drugs like Celebrex seem to cause fewer digestive side effects. Read more of what I discovered while writing this Healthline article, here. Link: http://www.healthline.com/health-news/nsaids-relieve-arthritis-pain-but-tougher-on-the-tummy-122814 Continue reading