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My Body, My Self : Multiple Sclerosis

In Mel Brooks’ 1981 comedy “The History of the World, Part 1”, a scene set during the French Revolution features a member of the aristocracy rushing to tell King Louis XVI, “It is said that the people are revolting!” His…
The RA Is Not A Competition : Rheumatoid Arthritis

Seeing Instagram or Facebook photos of fellow RA sufferers, my “Spoonies,” running in marathons or completing triathlons is amazing and inspiring. Running, mountain-climbing, hiking, biking very long distances at a time–these are all things I can’t do, but I marvel…
Ben Carson vs. Ben Carson : Vaccination

Ben Carson calls abortion murder but thinks states should decide whether it’s legal. The retired neurosurgeon says it’s wrong to accuse fellow Americans of treason, yet suggested President Barack Obama could be guilty of the crime. He advocates severe punishment…
Beating The Heat : Rheumatoid Arthritis

For many of us with RA, heat and humidity are the bane of our existence, while some folks are much more sensitive to cold. According to the Arthritis Foundation, some studies show a relationship between barometric pressure and arthritis pain,…