#RealTalkRA Summit: Pharma, Fun, and Friends
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#RealTalkRA Summit: Pharma, Fun, and Friends

  This week, I was invited by Pfizer to attend the 2017 Real Talk Summit in New York City. While they did compensate me for my time and took care of accommodations, I’m going to go ahead and disclaim now that they are NOT paying me for this blog post, and did NOT ask *or* … Continue reading

#HAWMC – Day 10: An RA Q&A
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#HAWMC – Day 10: An RA Q&A

Questions and answers about life with rheumatoid arthritis and invisible illness. Continue reading

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Back to School with Juvenile Arthritis: Some Patient Resources & Personal Thoughts – by Ashley Boynes-Shuck

So, a new school year is beginning, and your child or teen has Juvenile Arthritis. How can you better prepare them for “back-to-school?” Juvenile Arthritis in its various forms affects approximately 300,000 children, teens, and young adults in the United States and is a common – though under-diagnosed – childhood condition. While there are many types, Juvenile … Continue reading

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: How Is RA Diagnosed? – Ashley Boynes

As you may know, there are many varying forms of arthritis. Sometimes, it is even hard for doctors to figure out which one you may have! Is it Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis? Lupus? Sjogren’s Syndrome? Ankylosing Spondylitis? Fibromyalgia? The American College of Rheumatology has a set of guidelines that doctors/rheumatologists are to follow when making … Continue reading

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Are You Prepared for an Emergency? – by Ashley Boynes

Reflecting on the recent disaster in Japan – and past natural disasters around the world – I wonder how many of us are actually prepared for an emergency. Those of us with medical needs may have to take some extra precautions and may also have more to take into consideration. How ready are YOU for … Continue reading