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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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Some Anecdotes & Some Silver Lining: Stories of arthritic hands, Lady Gaga, and advocating for yourself and your health! ~ Ashley’s Health Diary, Entry #26

Entry #26 – December 3rd, 2010 I’ve got a few interesting antecdotes to share in this entry, and so I’ll split it up into a few separate stories, if you all don’t mind! First let me tell you about my hands. (Bear with me here!)  In a previous post, I bemoaned my “ugly hands” and … 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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Oldies, but Goodies – “You Don’t Look Sick” – The Face of Invisible Illness … Arthritis Sure Ain’t Pretty! by Ashley Boynes

In the next two weeks, you may see some blogs you may have read before-but we think they’re really important to share with the Mid Atlantic Region and anyone else who may be reading Wellness with a Side of Life, Please-because you can probably relate.  So sit back and enjoy with us, some oldies, but … Continue reading