Category Archives: Diagnosis

How Much for a Cure?

So – nobody won the Mega Millions jackpot last night, which means that it is likely to reach over $250 million for the next draw.  I don’t know about you, but when I think about that kind of money, what … Continue reading

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Gut Reaction….

I’m sure you’ve probably seen the article in NY Times magazine, published two days ago.  It was the most e-mailed article yesterday, and certainly generated a lot of buzz among those in the juvenile arthritis community. In the article, a … Continue reading

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Action… not Sympathy.

I’ve just returned from the annual development conference for the Arthritis Foundation.  It’s two and a half days of really intense training sessions intended to increase our ability to serve the mission – which is to Improve Lives.  Specifically, if … Continue reading

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Cease Fire….

I have often said that our experience with arthritis has been like a war – a series of battles.  It’s been one step forwards and two steps back, constantly searching for the right treatment and waiting to catch a break.  … Continue reading

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Those Dark Early Days

  Lately, it seems there have been a number of parents with newly diagnosed children on the community boards, writing blogs, in my local chapter. While I am so amazed at people’s ability to take control and reach out for … Continue reading

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