Kelly Ann Osmu

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Swollen Knees Are Smoother: The Glad Game in Rheumatoid Disease

Swollen knees and a smile (UPDATED 2016)<p>A silver lining to swollen knees<p>I made a strange discovery a couple weeks ago in the bathtub. Not Roo’s …

Chronic Resilience: Strategies for Living with Chronic Illness

My first glimpse of <i>Chronic Resilience</i><p>When Danea Horn contacted me last year to be interviewed for her upcoming book, <i>Chronic Resilience</i> I had no idea …

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) / Rheumatoid Disease (RD)? 10 Facts Every Doctor Needs

What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?<p>All of the other questions about Rheumatoid Disease (RD) hang on this. After we truly know what it is, we can <b>diagnosis</b> …

Inventory of Rheumatoid Disease: One Patient’s Experience

Ok, this brief awkward moment of my life is called “Inventory”<p><i>Many with Rheumatoid Disease are more severely affected than I am; others are milder. I</i> …

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Chest Pain in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Costochondritis Anyone?

Severe chest pain can send you to the ER – unless you know it’s “just” the Rheumatoid<p>This past week, someone turned up the volume on my chest pain. I …

Saying Rheumatoid Disease, Not Arthritis: It’s Not Just Me

Twenty months ago, I explained why I’d become convinced that the “name” of <i>Rheumatoid Arthritis</i> must be changed. The more I’ve learned over the past …

20 Tips for Traveling with Rheumatoid Arthritis / Disease

Flying with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) is a challenge<p>Today as you read this, I’m doing my <i>don’t-miss-the-plane</i> dance. My close friends and family all …

Steps Toward Understanding Rheumatoid Disease

2 Big Announcements<p><i>Last month in What is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) / Rheumatoid Disease (RD)?, we asked what this disease IS, with 10 things it</i> …

3 Topics in the News on Rheumatoid Arthritis Heart Disease

Rheumatoid “Arthritis” in the heart – no joints, but plenty of problems<p>Often, I have sharp chest pains, but I know it’s not my heart – click here if …

New Biomarkers for Rheumatoid Arthritis /Rheumatoid Disease

<i>A biomarker is an indicator of a disease or of a physiological state.</i><p>Currently used biomarkers in blood tests for Rheumatoid Arthritis<p>Why do we need …

Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis

Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis<p><i>A letter from a reader asks RAW about content directly addressing seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis.</i> …

Inside Story of a Young Person Living with Juvenile Rheumatoid

Hi Kelly!<p>I guess when they say all good things must come to an end, IT’S TRUE<p>I can’t even begin to tell you how discouraging, frustrating, …

10 Misconceptions About Chronic Disease Many People Believe

You can’t understand illness by just looking at a person<p>Very soon after being diagnosed with RA, I learned that most people have beliefs about …

The association between inflammatory markers, serum lipids and the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with rheumatoid arthritis

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Decreases in diagnostic delay are supported by sensitivity analyses

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Methotrexate for treating rheumatoid arthritis. - PubMed

BACKGROUND:<p>Methotrexate is a folic acid antagonist widely used for the treatment of neoplastic disorders. Methotrexate inhibits the synthesis of …

Mother of toddler Jaidyn Leskei appeals to man acquitted of his murder

The mother of murdered toddler Jaidyn Leskie has appealed to the man acquitted of his murder to tell her what he might know about her boy's death.<p>Bilynda Williams has written to Greg Domaszewicz, urging him to come forward.<p>"Please, before you die, write down [what happened] and store it somewhere," …

Boy beaten with belt more than 60 times - CNN Video

Four school stabbing victims in critical condition; teen suspect charged as adult

A teenage boy wielding two kitchen knives went on a stabbing rampage at his high school in Murrysville, Pennsylvania, early Wednesday, before being tackled by an assistant principal, authorities said.<p>Twenty students and a security officer at Franklin Regional Senior High School were either stabbed …

Lawyer of stabbings suspect Alex Hribal: 'All the students liked him'

It would seem no one saw it coming -- not his parents, not students at his school.<p>Described by his lawyer as "a typical young kid" who has "never been in trouble," 16-year-old Alex Hribal shocked the people in his life and the nation Wednesday when he allegedly went on a rampage at his high school …

After Pennsylvania school stabbing, authorities and community ask: 'Why?'

A day after a Murrysville, Pennsylvania, teen allegedly rampaged through his high school's hallways, stabbing wildly with two kitchen knives, the first hints of a possible motive began to emerge.<p>The attorney for 16-year-old Alex Hribal raised the specter that his client may have been bullied, …

In school rampages, the weapon matters

It rarely makes sense to draw big conclusions or make public policy on the basis of anecdotes. But the plural of "anecdote" is data, and sometimes one-off events are useful in crystallizing lessons to guide policymakers and inform the public.<p>So it was with the Pittsburgh-area rampage this week in …

Meloney Selleneit Guilty Of Getting Husband To Shoot Neighbor For 'Telepathically Raping' Her

A woman admitted she convinced her husband to attack her neighbor who she said "telepathically raped" her.<p>Meloney Selleneit, 55, of Centerville, Utah, pleaded guilty but mentally ill last week to charges of attempted criminal solicitation and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person, …

Cops: After Boyfriend Refused To Stop At McDonald's, Tennessee Woman Ran Him Over With Truck

After an evening out drinking, a Tennessee woman became so angry with her live-in boyfriend for failing to make a McDonald’s pit stop that she struck …

Amanda Pollard Booby Trapped Ex-Boyfriend's Home, Told Friend 'Payback's A B****': Police

An Illinois woman faces felony and misdemeanor charges after she allegedly booby trapped the home of a former lover who had her evicted from his house.<p>Amanda Pollard, 28, is charged with felony tampering with food, and misdemeanor trespassing and criminal damage to property, according to the Peking …

Murder Charges Dropped Against Pakistani Toddler

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Nap Time! Baby Yawns as He's Cleared of Murder Charges in Pakistan

Nine-month-old Musa Khan yawns while being carried by his grandfather as they leave court Saturday in Lahore, Pakistan. The court has withdrawn charges of attempted murder against the toddler, the latest development in a case that provoked widespread ridicule.<p>He was charged along with his family …

Amanda Knox back in public eye - CNN Video

High school stabbing suspect’s lawyer says client may have been bullied, report says

The attorney for the Pennsylvania high school student who police say went on a stabbing spree Wednesday may have reportedly been bullied prior to the attack.<p>Pat Thomassey, the attorney representing 16-year-old Alex Hribal, said his client had no prior history of violence and found evidence he had …

Police Release Chilling Details on High School Stabbing

An X-Box, a Nintendo Wii and a Sony Playstation, along with dozens of games and gaming paraphernalia, an iPod, an iPad and three computers were taken from the home of the Pennsylvania high school stabbing suspect, according to an affidavit released Monday.<p>But the most ominous thing on the list is a …