Monday, November 30, 2009

NC State Researchers Advance Understanding Of Stem Cells

Here's an interesting article via Rudy Sims.

Gleaners Food Bank Doubles your donation today

I just donated to Gleaners Food Bank. They are doubling all donations today. Please give to end hunger in America.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Jingle Bell Run 2009

The time has come for everyone to put bells on their toes and join in the fun at the 2009 Jingle Bell Run. My team is Team Vicbo at the Jingle Bell Run on December 12, 2009 in Bloomfield, Michigan. This will be my first time for this event. I have participated in the Annual Arthritis Walks in May. I know we will have a huge turnout this year. Here's the link to my page

Friday, November 6, 2009

Affordable Biologics

I just read about this today. We need to get an amendment in the Senate Health Bill to address the costs of biologic drugs (used for cancer, AIDS, Rheumatoid Arthritis, etc.). I am on Enbrel and the co-pay has gone from $50 to $435 per month in just 2 short years. See my posting below "Genocide in America". Please sign this petition to get this amendment added so the severely ill do not have to choose between groceries and medication they need to stay ALIVE!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Genocide in America

We are so close to passing real healthcare reform in this country. We need to keep up the pressure on Congress to get this done THIS year! Please contact your member of Congress and tell them to side with the American voters that elected them (and can un-elect them) and not the Insurance companies that feed their campaign funding. We deserve the CHOICE of a public option. 45,000 American tax-paying citizens die every year from lack of medical insurance (most are denied coverage due to pre-existing conditions). This is genocide of the poor and sick by the companies who are making billions in profits off the American consumer. Enough is enough!

Call Congress today! (202) 224-3121

Link between Arthritis and Heart Disease

How does having Rheumatoid Arthritis affect your chance of developing heart disease? Having Rheumatoid Arthritis is in itself a risk factor for heart disease, just as is diabetes and obesity. What can you do to reduce your risk?

Arthritis and H1N1

This is a great resource for any question related to how having Arthritis affects your chances and the severity of H1N1.