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Handling a Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis

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March 30, 2012

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Handling a Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis
When I talk about empowerment concerning your healthcare, I’m talking about being liberated from the standard views of the doctor-patient relationship. Your doctor is there to help you, to be your guide in this very complicated field that he or she has spent years studying and understanding. But your doctor… Read More
 

New Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug RoActerma Shows Incredible Results

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March 29, 2012

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New Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug RoActerma Shows Incredible Results
RoActemra is a miracle drug! The first of its kind in a decade, RoActemra is a drug used to treat adults with moderate or severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The drug is also used for babies as young as 18 month old with systemic juvenile arthritis [active juvenile idiopathic arthritis… Read More
 

Taking Control of Your Health Care – Introduction to a New Series

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March 28, 2012

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Taking Control of Your Health Care – Introduction to a New Series
Sometimes as a patient, we feel we don’t have our best interests being looked after by our doctors. We feel we aren’t really taken care of. I don’t know how many times I’ve heard people complain about their treatment, or lack thereof, or how uncomfortable they are with their current… Read More
 

New COPD Drug Aclidinium Bromide Reduces Symptoms

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March 23, 2012

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, News

New COPD Drug Aclidinium Bromide Reduces Symptoms
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, and it’s estimated that 13.5 million people in the United States alone suffer from the disease. Patients with COPD suffer chronic bronchitis (coughing and mucous production) or emphysema (collapsing of air sacs due to… Read More
 

When Rheumatoid Arthritis Flares Up, Unexpectedly!

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March 16, 2012

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When Rheumatoid Arthritis Flares Up, Unexpectedly!
I have not posted in a number of months here on Achieve Clinical. I wish I could say that my absence was prompted by some wonderful breakthrough in medicine, or that my rheumatoid arthritis went into remission and I was off exploring the world from climbing famous mountains to exploring… Read More
 

The Stress That Comes with Having Rheumatoid Arthritis

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February 13, 2012

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The Stress That Comes with Having Rheumatoid Arthritis
Life has been stressful over the last week. I mean the kind of stress that results from Murphy’s Law: whatever can go wrong, will. Sigh . . . sometimes life bites you in the bum. The funny thing about having rheumatoid arthritis (and many other autoimmune diseases, I assume) is… Read More
 

Overcoming the Energy Sucking Nature of Rheumatoid Arthritis

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February 8, 2012

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Overcoming the Energy Sucking Nature of Rheumatoid Arthritis
In the past few years I’ve found a few differences between me and my non-arthritic friends (those poor suckers). Most of the time I am able to overcome those differences. I might not be the most in-shape person, but I do exercise. I might not be able to run and… Read More
 

Clinical Trials Resources in Birmingham, AL

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January 30, 2012

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Center Watch, a worldwide network of clinical trials information, performs clinical trials on an extensive list of medical phenomena and conditions in various phases, including rheumatology, obstetrics and gynecology, endocrinology, hematology, otolaryngology, neonatology and pediatrics to maxillofacial surgery. Center Watch boasts a large patient database, numerous support groups and blogs.… Read More
 

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
 
 
 

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