No, Lady Gaga Did NOT Confirm That She Has Rheumatoid Arthritis
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No, Lady Gaga Did NOT Confirm That She Has Rheumatoid Arthritis

A post has gone viral in recent days, feverishly declaring that “Lady Gaga Has RA!” “Lady Gaga Reveals She Has Rheumatoid Arthritis” and “Pop Star Lady Gaga Opens Up About Life With Rheumatoid Arthritis.” Except … she never specifically revealed that she has it.  I admit that I was guilty of initially, (hesitantly) sharing it with a … Continue reading

Karma and Illness: That’s a Nope
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Karma and Illness: That’s a Nope

I don’t go so far as to reject many ideas. Truly. I’m like a sponge: I soak up as much information as I can and try to equally and fairly weigh all points of view and perspectives. I like to try to learn about things without judging them. Even if I disagree with something, I … Continue reading

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Health & Hollywood: Stars Get Sick, Too! A Look at Celebrities with Chronic Illness – by Ashley Boynes-Shuck

Sure, their “people” usually try to either: a.) hide the fact that their celebrity client is sick or b.) exploit the fact that their celebrity client is sick….but the truth is, stars are human, and even the most beautiful, rich, and famous people in the world get sick, too. I was  saddened to hear about … Continue reading

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Kim Kardashian and Psoriasis: Can Star Power Spread Awareness? by Ashley Boynes-Shuck

Kim Kardashian — even if you can’t stand her, you know the name. She’s kind of one of those enigmatic figures that you either love, or hate. However, whether you like her or not, there’s no denying her star power. Sure, she may be a celebrity for reasons unknown to many, but, the point is … Continue reading

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Romance and Arthritis by Ashley Boynes

Have you seen the psoriasis commercial where the girl is self-conscious about going on a date because of her condition? It isn’t just psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis that can make people feel this way. In fact, most chronic illnesses can affect relationships, romance, and the social life and self-esteem of the patient. How do you … Continue reading

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Drug-Induced Lupus – What Is It, and Who Can Get It? – by Ashley Boynes

Recently, I was told that I likely have a form of lupus called “drug induced lupus” or DIL for short. If you had asked me a couple of months ago, I would have had no idea that this existed – but it unfortunately does. I knew about discoid lupus, which mostly affects the skin, and … Continue reading