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What is Fibro Feelings? Last Friday was World Arthritis Day, so I donned myself in blue and attended a two hour event put on by my local Arthritis Foundation. Their director of programs and services, who I’ve known for years, told me I looked great and was glowing. She didn’t even know I was pregnant, [...]
As promised I’m bringing you more from the half-day Arthritis Foundation conference that I went to last month. One bit of good news, if you have arthritis, is that there are lots of Phase III drug trials going on now. This means that hopefully there will be new arthritis medicines on the market soon. A [...]
One of the most interesting topics discussed at the conference my local Arthritis Foundation office held was “Treat to Target” (T2T). Dr. Stanford Peng explained that it is a way of focusing the care and treatment of a condition on a specific target. As a patient, it seems like an obvious way to map care, [...]
Earlier this year, the US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee held the first ever senate hearing on pain. Sadly, most committee members were not present. Four doctors and one executive director of a nonprofit organization gave excellent expert testimonies, both verbal and written. Shortly before the hearing began, Jan Chambers from the [...]