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Changing the Landscape of Rheumatoid Disease

  The times they are a-changing. Perhaps not as quickly as we’d like, but there are a lot of signs that things are shifting in a positive direction in the field of rheumatology, with a focus on creating better outcomes for people with rheumatoid disease (PRD). Several years ago, the American College of Rheumatology made […]

2016 – American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting

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Each year, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) hosts a conference that brings together thousands of rheumatology professionals from around the world to present upon and learn about the most recent research in the field. There are educational sessions, research abstracts and an exhibit hall for related organizations. The Rheumatoid Patient Foundation has participated in […]

RPF Scholarship Award Recipients

The Rheumatoid Patient Foundation has completed its second year offering the RPF Scholarship Program. This program offers students who have rheumatoid disease or who have a parent with rheumatoid disease the opportunity to get some financial assistance as they pursue higher education. This year’s program offered up two $1,000 scholarship awards. We had an overwhelming response with […]

Rheumatoid Awareness Day 2016: The Real Rheumatoid Disease

February 2nd marks the fourth annual Rheumatoid Awareness Day — established by RPF in 2013 as a way to spread facts and increase awareness of what rheumatoid disease really is. With so many misconceptions and myths perpetuated by the media, and with a common name of rheumatoid “arthritis,” it can be difficult to break through […]

RPF Scholarship Winners

RPF is excited to announce the two winners of our very first scholarship program: Amanda Jones of Montgomery, Alabama and Melissa Eller of Hickory, North Carolina. Congratulations! We had many excellent entries and we want to thank everyone who took the time to submit an application and essay. We wish you all the best in […]

Dorothy’s Story: Life with RA

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RPF believes that sharing our own personal stories about living with rheumatoid disease is a great way to provide support for others. Knowing we are not alone in our experiences can be one of the most encouraging things.  We thank our supporters who are willing to share their stories and help others who are going […]

Personal Story: Roberta Wands

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RPF believes that sharing our own personal stories about living with rheumatoid disease is a great way to provide support for others. Knowing we are not alone in our experiences can be one of the most encouraging things.  We thank our supporters who are willing to share their stories and help others who are going […]

Encouragement and Education in the Waiting Room

This past summer, the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation teamed up with ContextMedia, Inc. to bring videos of patients’ stories and educational materials to rheumatology offices across the country. To date, we’ve had three videos running in a rotation across the ContextMedia:Health Network in over 700 rheumatology and internal medicine clinics — totaling an estimated 8.9 Million […]

Donate Blood to RA Research – Get $50 and a Donation to RPF!

One of the goals of the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation is to contribute to and promote scientific discovery that leads to a cure. Here’s one simple way that you can get involved to help accelerate research and perhaps get us one step closer to that ultimate goal of a cure. Sign up to give a simple, […]

Ringing the Bell of Victory

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by Nina R. My monthly Orencia infusions for my Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) bring me to the cancer center of a local hospital on a regular basis. The environment is warm and friendly, with a mix of all ages and varying states of illnesses. The nursing staff is welcoming and more than competent. Sometimes the IV […]