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A Little RA Q&A

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January 27, 2012

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A Little RA Q&A
A little while back I started a segment on my blog called “RA Friends”, where I encouraged others with rheumatoid arthritis to open up about their life with RA by answering some commonly wondered upon questions. At least questions that I felt were important for outreach to the newly diagnosed… Read More
 

Pretending I Didn’t Have Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

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January 21, 2012

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Pretending I Didn’t Have Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
There are a lot of people out there who write about their life with arthritis. You can find a number of different blogs by normal, wonderful people who talk about their struggles with RA. How they cope. How they try to help the people around them understand their pain. Often… Read More
 

How to Cope With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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January 15, 2012

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How to Cope With Rheumatoid Arthritis
Alright, so I already gave you a bit of an introduction to the hypoallergenic elimination diet. If you’d like some more info, here are a few links that I used when going through this process: Nourishing meals Whole Life Nutrition As helpful as these sites were to me, they still… Read More
 

The Elimination Diet: Finding Out What You Are Allergic To

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January 9, 2012

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The Elimination Diet: Finding Out What You Are Allergic To
Over the holidays I got a lot of questions about my diet, because I generally have quite a few restrictions that I follow closely on a daily basis. Although during Thanksgiving all the rules went out the window when delicious pies and cakes were present. As I dug my fork… Read More
 

Clinical Trials in Birmingham, AL – Achieve Clinical Research Overview

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January 5, 2012

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Clinical research has provided us with medical breakthroughs and new medications which have vastly improved the quality of life for many people. In our not too distant future, diseases that plague the lives of many will be a thing of the past. Participating in a clinical study can be a… Read More
 

Type I and Type II Diabetes Clinical Research Trials

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January 3, 2012

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Diabetes, News

The cells of the human body rely on glucose, an important form of sugar, for their functioning. The body gets its needed glucose from the glucose made in the liver and muscles as well as from the foods we eat. Insulin, a chemical produced in the pancreas, is required for… Read More
 

Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) & Osteoarthritis (OA)

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January 2, 2012

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Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) & Osteoarthritis (OA)
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a systemic chronic autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks its own body’s joints, and articular tissues (such as skin, the heart and muscles) are often affected as well. Rheumatoid arthritis generally targets the synovial joints, the most moveable joints in the body. The intense… Read More
 

New Experimental Diet Drug Tested in Birmingham Shows Promise

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December 24, 2011

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With shocking reports of the overall increase in the rate of obesity in America all over the news and in the media, there has never been a better time for a new diet drug that could actually work for people. There are many clinical trials for obesity and weight loss,… Read More
 

Actemra: New Drug Approved for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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November 29, 2011

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On January 11, 2010 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Genentech Inc.’s Actemra (tocilizumab), a drug used to treat adults with average or severe active rheumatoid arthritis and patients two years of age and older who suffer from active juvenile idiopathic arthritis (SJIA). Patients with rheumatoid arthritis have an… Read More
 

The Four Phases of Clinical Trials

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November 22, 2011

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The entire process of a clinical trial is broken up into four phases, each of which serves the research team a unique purpose in order to better study the products and achieve the protocols. The first phase of clinical trials consists of about 20-100 participants. This is the first time… Read More
 
 
 

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