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Sheryl R. Patient Expert

Los Angeles, California
Hi. I?m Sheryl. I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis when I was 25. I?m now 36. Last year or... Full Bio
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A Rant On Seizing Opportunities To Raise Arthritis Awareness by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I wimped out. Here I thought I was finally feeling comfortable enough in my arthritis skin that I could discuss it with almost anybody, but when I stared straight into the f ... Read on »
New Osteoporosis Research: Serotonin Could Control Bone Formation by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Most treatments for Osteoporosis only slow bone loss, but a new finding may provide new hope for the 10 million Americans who live with this disease. Turns out serotonin cou ... Read on »
Arthritis Prevention, Control & Cure Act Update by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis What Happened During the Lame Duck Session A note from the Arthritis Foundation: As the 110th Congress winds down, we wanted to provide an update on the status of t ... Read on »
The Arthritis Foundation’s 2009 Advocacy and Kids’ Summit by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Resolve to get involved next year!! The links above are not “hot.” Check out last year’s highlights here. Has anyone attended this event? I would love to read your ... Read on »
Honda Introduces The Best Christmas Gift Ever! by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis This device may look like  it is right out of a sci-fi movie, but it actually a new machine developed by the makers of my favorite car. Honda. The article mentions that ... Read on »
Arthritis Foundation Responds To Obama by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Below is a portion of an email from Chief Public Policy Officer at the Arthritis Foundation National Office in Washington DC, Amy Melnick. The email was written in response ... Read on »
Barak Obama Talks About Rheumatoid Arthritis by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis During president-elect Barak Obama’s 30 minute special that ran the week before the election on multiple national TV networks, he highlighted the struggle that Larry and Jua ... Read on »
Last Minute Halloween Costume by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Ever thought of going to a Halloween shindig as “arthritis?” With a suit that was recently developed by Loughborough University, now you can. The suit is more of an eye-ope ... Read on »
Fibromyalgia Patient Finds A Path To Better Health Via Dancing by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Juliana Sadock Savino used to be a professional musician, but was forced into early retirement after a hand injury. Around the same time she was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia. ... Read on »
Tales Of An Arthritis Blogger by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Hey gang, apologies for my sporadic posting lately. It seems that after I came down with a virus in September that I have not been good about getting myself back on a regula ... Read on »
Great Gadgets: Musings On A New Device by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I’ve had rheumatoid arthritis for 11 years. I’ve been taking medication twice a day now for about that length of time, yet sometimes I simply forget to take it. I’m a bit em ... Read on »
How do you cope? by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Questions & Answers in Arthritis What some of the best ways you have found to cope with your arthritis? Read on »
Sjögren’s Is Second-Most Common Autoimmune Disease by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis The New York Times recently ran a piece discussing chameleon-like qualities of Sjögren’s syndrome. I learned a lot from this article and wanted to highlight it here to raise ... Read on »
Six Tips For Managing Your Osteoarthritis by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Hello fellow arthritis friends! I have been under the weather lately and have been quite remiss in following my schedule of regular postings. I came down with a virus about ... Read on »
Arthritis Act Gets Floor Vote on Thursday, Sept. 25 by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Hello loyal readers and new friends! I greet you with great news from the Arthritis Foundation: The unbelievable and miraculous has occurred – we have just gotten word ... Read on »
Great Gadgets: Can Opener That’s Easy On The Joints by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis This re-imagined can opener is touted as being gentle on the hands. Another neat feature is that it cuts the outside rim of a can, instead of the top. No sharp edges and no ... Read on »
How One Canadian Scored A New Hip by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Happy Thursday all! This is a fun, short video about chutzpah, the Canadian health care system, and a hip replacement. Enjoy. Here’s the link in case the embedded ... Read on »
Anti-inflammatory Effects of Turmeric Are Unproven by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis I am not one who has tried a lot of alternative food or supplement therapies to ease my rheumatoid arthritis pain or symptoms. I enjoy hearing about what works for some and ... Read on »
Sept 8-14: Invisible Illness Awareness Week by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Over at the Ouch! section of the BBC website, Andre Jordan creates weekly disabled-themed doodles. I find them kind of fun and wanted to share them with you. This one in par ... Read on »
The Art Of Making An Illness Visible by Sheryl R. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Arthritis Over the weekend, I stumbled across a great story about a young man named Joshua Sandoval who had been diagnosed with an invisible disease in grade school and while he was ... Read on »