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The Barometer Dance: Waiting on a storm or tornado when you have arthritis

Written by on May 20, 2015

For those with arthritis, the continuous severe storms and tornadoes across the country bring sharp, sudden and breathtaking pains caused by the ups and downs of air pressure—what Sandi Davis calls ‘The Barometer Dance’

Let’s stop blaming ourselves: We didn’t cause our rheumatoid arthritis

Written by on May 19, 2015

CreakyJoints Blogger Kristin Anderson on how it’s not our fault that we have arthritis. It’s not from something we did—eating processed food, getting a vaccine, living with too much stress—so let’s stop blaming ourselves

For the young adult with RA dressing to impress: Christine Schwab’s Style Tips

Written by on May 17, 2015

Swollen feet, inflamed knees—young men and women with RA often have a harder time in dressing. Fashion expert and RA patient Christine Schwab on how you can still be stylish and pulled together for that job or school interview

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First patient-led research registry for arthritis patients launched

By on May 20, 2015

CreakyJoints, an online, nonprofit, patient support community with more than 80,000 members, has launched Arthritis Power, the first patient-led, patient-generated, patient-centered research registry for arthritis, bone, and inflammatory skin conditions.

Modesto man with severe chronic pain can’t get prescriptions filled

By on May 19, 2015

Miguel Perez, who has severe multiple sclerosis, lives with an unbearable pain few people ever experience. The 42-year-old Modesto man is prescribed four pain medications for trigeminal neuralgia, a rare condition causing such searing facial pain it is sometimes called the suicide disease.

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