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IQ-1S has potential to treat rheumatoid arthritis by inhibiting the destruction of cartilage and bone

Montana State University says that a new study outlines a chemical compound with potential for treating rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disorder that affects an estimated 1.3 million people in the world. 147 more words


not running sucks

Not too long ago I came across a shirt by Nike that says “NOT RUNNING SUCKS”. While I doubt its creators were thinking about 31 year old former runners with six hip replacements when they conceived this kickass shirt, I jumped to purchase it almost immediately. 932 more words

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RPTPσ acts as inhibitor for FLS that enables arthritis

La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology says that a novel drug target for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis has been identified, which focuses on the cells that are directly responsible for the cartilage damage in affected joints. 177 more words



Since Twitter limits my complaining to a few characters, I’m turning to my blog to vent tonight. I apologize. I don’t think this post is going to offer you much, but my hope is to type it all out and feel a teeny tiny bit better. 296 more words

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Oil me up please Dorothy...!

So since the rash happened on the Plaquenil my Rheumy Dr. Martin asked me to stop taking it and see what happened. Three missed doses and it was gone. 861 more words


Things that changed 5: Health

I was diagnosed with rheumatoid disease a year ago (at the average age for women — how obligingly statistical of me). The more conventional name for it is rheumatoid arthritis, but as anyone with the disease will tell you, one of the most frustrating things is telling people you have RA and they reply ‘oh yes my grandmother/aunt/cat has that’ when what they have is osteoarthritis. 394 more words

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The Spinner Dolphin

Whipping winds, heavy rains, and widespread anxiety. That what the forecast on Guam as Typhoon Dolphin made it’s approach last Friday. I’ve lived here for more than five and half years and this was my first typhoon. 237 more words

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