May 17th, 2010

New Way RA Season 2 Premieres Today

From Megan Farina, Manager, Corporate Communications, Centocor Ortho Biotech Inc.

With the launch of New Way RATM last year, our hope was to offer support to people living with RA, as well as their caregivers. Over the past ten months, we’ve continued to learn from the RA social community through their posts as well as direct conversations with authors of blogs such as RA Warrior, All Flared Up, and Arthritis is a Journey. Listening to their insights helped us understand the deeper impact of contending with unpredictable and untimely flares of stiff, swollen and painful joints – we learned that participating in everyday activities with family & friends and maintaining relationships can quickly become overwhelming.

Because of their insights and honest feedback, New Way RATM has evolved from one pilot episode to a second season of episodes that will run year-long.

Today, we’re pleased to announce the premiere of Season 2 with a new mix of experts having candid discussions about personal style, dating, intimacy and the myths of RA. We’ve also expanded the format to include two panelists living with RA – author and RA advocate Amye Leong, and Sara Nash, the blogger behind the Single Gal’s Guide to Rheumatoid Arthritis. And to give viewers a forum in which they can ask questions, we are sponsoring a live video web chat on May 24 with host Deborah Norville and relationship expert, Dr. Laurie Ferguson, Vice President of Research & Education at the advocacy organization CreakyJoints.

We hope that with the launch of each new episode this season, New Way RATM will continue to provide valuable information regarding aspects of life that are directly affected by this chronic condition and at the same time raise awareness about the disease. You can watch the show and learn more at

For more information about RA, check out CreakyJoints and the Arthritis Foundation.

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