1-3% of all women develop Rheumatoid Arthritis


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 Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the most common type of autoimmune arthritis and the most disabling types of arthritis affecting the wrists and the small joints of the hands. Rheumatoid arthritis affects more than 1.3 million Americans, 75% of which are women. RA can start at any age however most often begins between the ages of 40 and 60 years of age. Signs or symptoms of RA include fatigue, fever, or firm lumps or rheumatoid nodules which grow beneath the skin in areas such as the hands or elbows. There is no single test that confirms RA, however X-rays, MRIs and ultrasound scanning can help detect RA.

Flares are also symptoms of RA, generally, an aching pain, stiffness or soreness. Flares can be caused by stress, poor sleep, an infection like the flu or overexertion. However, it may not be clear what triggers may cause a flare up. By working with your doctor you can manage the pain and fatigue of a flare and keep them to a minimum. Self care techniques include relaxation, meditation or visualization techniques and applying hot or cold packs to inflamed joints. Repeated flares could indicate you may need a more aggressive approach. Please be sure to consult with your personal physician or a rheumatologist for the best practices as repeated flares may indicate you need a more aggressive approach.

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Article Reference: Living with rheumatoid arthritis

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Are you familiar with cloud management techniques?


Cloud-Based File Management Techniques Using the onedrive:

  • Cloud Storage: Just Cloud, OneDrive, Dropbox- these cloud storage web applications allow you to increase the speed of your RAM, store files, photo, and videos to share for presentation or to be edited for future reference
  • Bulletin Board, Activities List, Sign Up: Sign Up Genius- this is a type of sign up web application that allow invited or public people to view different activities, bulletin board posts, sign up for various duties. Really cool thing is you can make your posts, requests and comments invitation only
  • Crowd Funding: Indiegogo, Go Fund Me, Kickstarter, You Caring- these are web applications used to raise capital, you can post your views, ideas, products or services here for an opportunity to raise public funds
  • Email: Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo- email accounts are a cloud based services that allow people to communicate and share or sign documents
  • Social Networks: Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, WordPress- these social sites allow you to blog, create web pages/sites, and allows comment on other links. Very handy tools for communication
  • Google: google cloud services offers other cloud management tools with google analytics, ad sense, and google drives, you can even track you traffic, what type of devices and OS’s people are using and how frequently they’d review your content and where, in what state, country or region you have the best of least responses
  • Host services: Bluehost, FatCow, iPage, and Startlogic are just a few companies that offer host services like Virtual Private Servers, and clould hosts
  • Financial Services– like Paypal, provide financial tools to buy and market goods and services online

These cloud based services as well as others like eBay, Amazon and Craigslist allow you create and research content media, generate traffic, offer your service or product, stay in touch with friends and family, communicate professionally, track your work analyze the data to increase progress. These tools can be integrated to increase positive results for research, increase traffic for a web or physical store, store and create content media to be view and/or edited, receive and make payments and more.

Advantages of the OneDrive are, but not limited to, less space required to store files and contacts, low cost communication for both personal and professional use, the ability to access, edit, communicate and respond  personally and professionally to data/collaborated data in and away from home, workstation, or office, and get paid while on the go. OneDrive give you instant access to the tools of IT. Properly integrated applications can provide you with the information you need to increase you efforts, see what’s what and/or who’s who in the market, and coordinate objectives like deliveries, press, live media, meetings, and activities. Like I mentioned earlier this list is endless in the opportunities of uses in IT. One of the main advantages I’d say is the fact that you can access the Cloud from various platforms like cell phones, tablets, laptops and PC’s where ever, whenever or however you can get online.

Security issues related to using cloud-based file management tools

We take security risks when turning private info or networks public, we become vulnerable to virus or hack. The internal clouds are not inherently secure. We take the risk on not being visible so there has to be a balance between control, visibility and costs. Data and applications can be encrypted to avoid intruders and authentication and authorization will also help alleviate intrusion.

Article Ref: 5 (more) key cloud security issues http://www.csoonline.com/article/2132313/cloud-security/5–more–key-cloud-security-issues.html

Best practice for companies in the cloud

  • Inquire about exception monitoring systems
  • Be vigilant around updates and making sure that staff don’t suddenly gain access privileges they’re not supposed to.
  • Ask where the data is kept and inquire as to the details of data protectionlaws in the relevant jurisdictions.
  • Seek an independent security audit of the host
  • Find out which third parties the company deals with and whether they are able toaccess your data
  • Be careful to develop good policies around passwords; how they are created, protected and changed.
  • Look into availability guarantees and penalties.
  • Find out whetherthe cloud provider will accommodate your own security policies

Article Ref: Computer Weekly.com, http://www.computerweekly.com/news/2240089111/Top-five-cloud-computing-security-issues#5

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