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How do we respond to someone in unending, unimaginable pain?

Written by on April 1, 2015

Profoundly moved by CJ Blogger Katherine Macfarlane’s searing description of her rock bottom RA pain, health psychologist Dr. Laurie shares what she has learned about being with others in pain – what can we offer and what is needed

Why do some people in the online RA community badmouth others?

Written by on April 1, 2015

After coming across a disparaging comment about herself on an RA Facebook group, CreakyJoints Blogger Leslie Rott worries about fissures the community, wondering why can’t we all just all get along

Life after work: When chronic illness makes you quit a job you really love

Written by on March 31, 2015

In 2006, a doctor told Sandi Davis to quit her beloved job that very day, deal with her RA and other ailments—or she’d soon be dead. What was it like to suddenly stop working? First came relief. Then, freedom.

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Paracetamol doesn’t help lower-back pain or arthritis, study shows

By on April 1, 2015

Paracetamol does not relieve back pain and offers almost no help to people with arthritis in their hips or knees, according to research. The findings have led to calls for doctors to stop prescribing the painkiller, which is commonly used to treat those conditions.

Men Are New Target for Osteoporosis Treatment

By on March 30, 2015

Bone-health experts are making a new push to reduce rates of osteoporosis, with a particular focus on controlling the bone-wasting disease in men. An important goal is to get greater numbers of men to be tested for osteoporosis when they come to a hospital or clinic with a fracture to the wrist, vertebrae or other bones that wasn’t from a major accident or trauma. Doctors call this a fragility fracture—one that results from a decrease in bone density.

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