giant cell arteritis

Commit To The Process, Day In and Day Out

Happy New Year to all of you.  A few days into 2015 and I’m sure many of you have started your new year’s resolutions that for many of us will end as quickly as they began.  For those of you who are able to remain committed, that is fantastic.   The…...

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The Role Of Caregiver

In my last article, I wrote about the feelings of loneliness a patient often experiences after a diagnosis of diseases like vasculitis.  This article will focus on the caregivers of these patients who are often overlooked during this difficult time.    The most effective way for me to convey what…...

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Knowledge Becomes Power

“I feel so alone.”  This statement is heard from so many after a medical diagnosis of any kind, but certainly felt after a diagnosis of a rare disease like vasculitis.  This article will focus on the patient who feels alone after receiving this type of diagnosis because in the case…...

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Dr. Robert Torrano Named V-RED Award Winner

The Vasculitis Foundation has chosen Dr. Robert Torrano, Allergy and Asthma Associates of Northern California, as the inaugural recipient of the Recognizing Excellence in Diagnostics (RED) Award. Dr. Torrano was nominated by two of his vasculitis patients: Susan McGourty, a resident of Paso Robles, and Suzanne DePaolis, a resident of…...

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Focus On What You Can Do

Three years ago this fall, I took a position coaching a high school golf team that has provided me great pleasure to this day.  I agreed to the position because I love golf, I love working with kids, and I knew that my own child would be joining the team…...

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