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Being a teenager is tough, but being a teenager with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) presents a completely new set of obstacles. Britney Moreno, age 16, knows this all too well as she was diagnosed with juvenile idiopathic arthritis at the age of 4. Although she’s no stranger to the challenges of JIA, she has often struggled with accepting her disease. “For awhile I refused to acknowledge that I had arthritis.” she admits. “In my mind, it wasn’t ‘normal’ for a…

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  • arthritis research . cure arthritis . Denis Evseenko . stem cells . USC .

In this next installment of our new #CureArthritis web series we take a look out how grant recipient Dr. Denis Evseenko is on the cusp of creating the first medication to treat Osteoarthritis. Currently, people with osteoarthritis have very few options for managing the disease and because of this, many people end up with total joint replacements. Dr. Evseenko has devised a treatment that could dramatically change how we approach osteoarthritis. For the first time ever, people with Osteoarthritis have…

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  • Autoimmune . Bone Loss . inflammatory arthritis . Osteoporosis . Shruti Sharma .

Osteoporosis is a progressive, age-related loss of bone, which dramatically reduces quality of life. Every year in the United States, the debilitating disease leads to 1.5 million fractures of the hip, spine, and wrist. And, bone loss frequently occurs in inflammatory arthritis. Normally, bone is constantly renewed in an endless cycle of growth and decay. Osteoblasts (bone-building cells) make new bone as osteoclasts (bone-breaking cells) die off. This constant “remodeling” of bone assures that bone density is perfectly maintained. When…

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  • Joel Drucker . living with lupus . lupus . SLE . widower .

“Would you mind if we walk on the shady side?” she asked. “I’m allergic to the sun.” Joan and I were on Lakeshore Avenue, the street in Oakland where we were working at a tennis magazine. We were on our way to lunch for the first time. “Allergic to the sun? What does that mean?” “I guess you could call me a vampire,” she said as I learned about living with lupus for the first time. “But don’t worry. I…

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  • JIA . juvenile arthritis . juvenile idiopathic arthritis . Mabel's Mission . Santa .

Most kids ask Santa for toys, trips, clothes, etcetera, but Mabel wanted something more. This past Christmas, she asked Santa for a cure for her Polyarticular Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis. She said, "Dear Santa, I have been very good. What I would like is a cure for my arthritis." When learning of this at the foundation it broke our hearts, but these kinds of stories also inspire us to continue the research towards finding a cure, and we aren't the only…

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  • arthritis research . Autoimmune . genetics . psoriatic arthritis .

Psoriatic arthritis - an aggressive and joint-destroying inflammatory disease - arises when the immune system mistakenly attacks the body’s own tissues. When the flawed immune response kicks into overdrive, rampant inflammation triggers crippling joint pain, stiffness and swelling. Not to mention that painful and persistent inflammation can damage the joints permanently. Finding genetic clues in psoriatic arthritis has proven difficult, but Cure Arthritis researcher, Lam "Alex" Tsoi, PhD, who is a research assistant professor at the University of Michigan, has…

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  • bodybuilding . RA . rheumatoid arthritis . weight lifting . weight lifting with arthritis .

The word “quit” is not in Danielle Bryant’s vocabulary. From a young age, Danielle was a star athlete, competing in basketball and softball throughout school, earning Varsity letters as a freshman and taking her high school softball team to the state championship tournament in her sophomore year. Dani’s future as a successful athlete was almost a given. But when rheumatoid arthritis (RA) struck in the summer of 1992, her body had other plans for her. Her RA  soon took her…

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  • Chronic Illness . Depression . rheumatoid arthritis . Sjogren’s .

My dog saved my life. Well, I’m sure there were a few others who helped too but with the puppy-dog eyes and fluffy cuteness, I’m giving my dog the credit. So now that I’ve gotten the cuteness out the way (I may come back to it later) I can talk about the meat of the matter: dealing with depression and my chronic illness.   My Chronic Illness Battle When I was officially diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Sjogren’s in…

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  • Austin O'Toole . fundraising . nonprofit . Research . rheumatoid arthritis . tutoring . Tutoring For The Cure .

Austin O’Toole is committed to making a difference. Whether it be in his hometown of Chicago, in a classroom, or working for a bigger cause, Austin has his hands full with an impressive lineup of work. Austin, only 18, is an active member of his high school’s student government, a children’s Hebrew teacher, and an employee at a construction company. On top of juggling all of this, he’s also applying for colleges for the upcoming fall semester. But, when Austin’s…

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  • arthritis . diet . gout . Nigel Dams .

It started with a “bump” in the night – Nigel Dams was abruptly woken out of his sleep by severe pain in his left big toe: swollen, red, and tender. Uncertain as to what had caused this abrupt pain, he wondered if he had somehow broken his toe in the middle of the night without realizing it. This seemed unlikely, as Nigel had no history of sleepwalking and no recollection of getting up during the night. Confused and without a…

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