Gary S. Firestein, MD, of UC San Diego Medical Center speaks about innovative treatments for rheumatoid arthritis including promising new findings with inhibitors of signal transduction. It is good to know that there are new treatment options on the horizon for those whose current therapy is unsuccessful. There is not a one size fits all remedy for this disease. I think that it is important to have choices and options.
This is a good video about the importance and benefits of both physical and occupational therapy for rheumatoid arthritis (RA).
The President of the United States of America is inviting us all to join in the National online discussion on health care reform. This is an issue that will effect all of us at one time or another. It is especially important for those of us with chronic diseases. One thing seems very clear as it is right now the health care system does not work for all our citizens equally. Health insurance cost have risen to almost unattainable rates while coverage for benefits has dwindled over the past ten years. Whether you agree with President Obama or not this is your opportunity for you to share your ideas and concerns with the President and the American public via youtube
President Obama is asking for us to submit our questions and concerns via youtube by July 1, 2009. Questions or concerns are limited to a 20 – 30 second submission. The President will address as many questions and concerns as possible in an online Town Hall format.
I think that this is an informative video regarding stem cell therapy for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. It sounds like this therapy may be on the horizon for us. If you are interested in reading the full research paper on this topic you can @ http://bit.ly/48hRg
This is a long video on the importance of vitamin D, but it is really worth the time. Michael F. Holick PhD, MD from Boston University’s School of Medicine explains in great detail the importance of vitamin D and how deficiency in this vital vitamin effects the body. The lecture is at times humorous and very interesting. He touches on Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA) in this lecture as well as MultipleSclerosis(MS) and cancer as three specific diseases that can be tied to vitamin d deficiency. I really think that this video is worth the time investment. I know that I will be increasing my vitamin D intake after seeing this lecture and I wish I had see it before my earlier post on vitamin D and RA because I would have added this video to the previous post. I feel that what Dr. Holick has to say is really important and that is why I am revisiting the topic.
Just thought that it was interesting how ethnicity plays a part.