Announcements

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Videos

Don't miss our extensive video collection under the main menu - Video Library.  The content covers everything from gut bugs to hand exercises.  New videos are added monthly.

New Drug

The FDA approved the interleukin (IL)-6 receptor blocker sarilumab (Kevzara) on Monday for the treatment of adults with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis who have had an inadequate response to one or more disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs), said drug makers Sanofi and Regeneron.  Currently only available in the USA.

From the UK

The RA Self Management Programme (RASMP) is free for all RA patients and is currently taking place at the following hospital.  The programme will run on Mondays from 7th November to 12th December, from 1pm to 4pm. That is a total of 6 sessions.  If you would like to book a place, please contact Fiona Lovegrove at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cameron Hospital - Fife
Windygates,
Fife KY8 5RR

Survey

ARAD is a national Australian database which collects important health information from individuals with inflammatory arthritis. If you would like to participate in the survey go here HERE and look for ARAD bottom left.

Mindfulness

A 5-Day Mindfulness and Creativity Retreat, Ubud, Bali, July 10-14, 2017.  Contact Well-for-Life, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., a Dragon Claw supporter.

Almost every rheumatologist in Australia can upload a smart phone application to access the DC website.  Our great thanks to Princeton Digital, one of our key partners.

OMERACT - Outcome Measures in Rheumatology - will be holding it world conference in Terrigal, NSW in 2018.

Quick Reads

Want to learn about your condition but can't read scientific articles?  No problem.  Dragon Claw provides short simple summaries of some of the best and makes them available just for you under the sub-menu item Quick Reads.

Street Art

As you move through the site and its many sections you will notice unusual art works, usually at the top of each main section.  More will be added as time goes by.  These images are street art from Sydney, Australia.  We are using these images (with permission) to make the site distinctive and memorable. We particularly wanted to move away from clinical images and happy smiling faces which are so routine these days.  Hope you like the images.

 

Smart Phone App Just For You

New! A Falls Monitor for You

  LoneAlarm 50

Dragon Claw is working with LoneAlarm to provide the LoneAlarm personal safety system to its members. The LoneAlarm system provides automatic fall detection, panic button and dead-man timer on an Android 5 phone or iPhone 5 or better and alerts your nominated responders by SMS and e-mail if something goes wrong. The falls monitor is for registered members only.  To take advantage of this offer go to the LoneAlarm website LoneAlarm website and register using the promotion code DC12015.  The service costs $0.50 per day and Dragon Claw is provided a referral fee of 15% to help cover our costs.  

This is a special service and pricing for Dragon Claw members only. 

"Having collapsed a number of times myself, this tool provides security for myself and my wife.” (Dragon Claw founder, 2015).

"I am delighted with the performance of LoneAlarm to help keep me safe and living independently, despite my auto-immune disease. Last year I fell over my cat in my kitchen and my daughter knew straight away that I was in distress – she rang to find out if I needed her help. Thank heavens I use LoneAlarm! It's currently installed on my iPhone and I'm looking forward to wearing it on a wrist band later this year. It is worth every cent and a lot less expensive than what my old mum used as an alternative."

(Susan Hughes, Patient Advocate, Dragon Claw.)

 

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