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Daniel P. Malito
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Author, Columnist, Raconteur

Daniel Malito is a graduate of Friends Academy on long island and afterwards, he attended Columbia University in New York City. Affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis since the age of nine, he has lived with the burden of physical handicap for many years. While his handicap has prevented him from many strenuous athletic pursuits, it has also been the genesis of his love of writing. He originally planned to begin a career in law, but found that he had a passion for the written word instead.

Ten years ago, forced to work from home due to a serious bout with his illness, he decided to pursue his love of writing on his own. Creating several web sites where he could author daily updates, articles, and reviews, Daniel used those website to hone his craft. The websites were very successful and reached many thousands of readers everyday. Two years ago, his authoring interests turned towards more philanthropic and professional pursuits, and he decided to work to help spread the word about his and other autoimmune diseases.

He became a columnist for Creakyjoints.org, and is currently one of the top three most popular columnists featured on the website. During this time, he also completed an autobiography about his life with R.A. The book is currently being edited for its release sometime in the next two months.

The Arthritis Foundation and other organizations are in talks with him now to find ways to help promote this book. Over the past ten years, several groups including the Garden City Parent Association and The Arthritis Foundation have honored him for his efforts on their behalf and his prowess with a pen. While his main focus has certainly been based on health-related issues, he hopes to begin to broaden his horizons and write about other subjects as well.

Currently working with an advocacy group who aims to change the laws in many states to help patients obtain the drugs they need from their insurance companies, he will be speaking and writing for many years to come.

Entries by Daniel P. Malito

Politically Disabled: Putin On The Ritz

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 5:19 PM

This week, as I was watching the endlessly repeating twenty-four hour news cycle, I saw one of those title graphics that stations create when they cover a significant event. A war (Kuwaiting for Sadam '90), a manhunt ending (Osama Bin Gotten '11), or a widespread computer glitch (Why 2K? '99);...

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Politically Disabled: Net Neutrality and the End of Porn

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 7:54 PM

Welcome to the first installment of Politically Disabled. Named so partially because I am legitimately disabled, but also because people are paying less and less attention to current events these days. In trolling the net I discovered, much to my chagrin, that there was a startling lack of knowledge about...

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Facebook Chooses Profits Over Not-For-Profits

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 3:55 AM

Recently, Facebook decided to change the way they populate user's newsfeeds. Many of you have probably noticed items in your feed that you haven't subscribed to or liked, and other things that used to show up in your homepage all the time now very rarely appear or never show up...

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Notable Medical News of 2013

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 3:38 PM

So, it's officially 2014, and the new year has begun. I haven't written in a while, but that's only because I've been so busy with my book and more. Now, I finally have time to author a blog post here at The Huffington Post, and as cliché as it sounds,...

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American-American, but Only in America

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 12:56 PM

Recently, I was having a discussion with my soon-to-be wife. We were discussing the way that everyone in the U.S. today seems to qualify his or her "American-ness" with some other descriptor. For instance, you aren't just Italian, you're an Italian-American, and you aren't just broke, you're a Penniless-American.

Fortunately,...

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America, the Kid With No Lunch Money

(2) Comments | Posted July 2, 2013 | 11:23 AM

Throughout the history of our (formerly?) great country, we have taken pride in assisting other burgeoning democracies throughout the world. As the quintessential example of that "shining city on a hill," we provide money, arms, and other assets to fledgling nations in order to further the cause of freedom. Apparently,...

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Big Bro Before What You Know?

(3) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 10:26 AM

Last time I spoke about the way our society, by in large, is reactionary in its response to tragedy. We make laws during the "knee-jerk" period of hate and anger that comes after these horrible events occur, and we don't take the time to calm down and rationally...

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Shooting Blanks for Revenge

(20) Comments | Posted February 10, 2013 | 4:31 PM

Guns. Rifles, shotguns, handguns, machine guns, assault rifles, pieces, boom sticks -- whatever you call them, when the subject of firearms is raised, it seems everyone -- even the most reserved of personalities -- has an opinion on the state of gun control in our country. As of late, especially...

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Who Speaks for New York -- a Hurricane Sandy Discussion

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 5:13 PM

With the event of Hurricane Sandy, many of us have been living in pre-modern conditions for days. My brother and I bought and axe and began cutting and splitting the logs from fallen trees in our neighborhood just to keep warm. Thankfully we have a gas-fired water heater,...

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The Gravy Trainwreck

(3) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 12:31 PM

I read a very interesting statistic recently. It said that according to data gathered from the U.S. Census' Survey of Income and Program Participation, almost 110 million citizens are now receiving some form of welfare benefits. Now, you may be saying, "well, of course, we are in a...

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The Equality of Inequity

(5) Comments | Posted April 20, 2012 | 12:41 PM

"Sorry, life isn't fair."

I cannot count the amount of times I have heard that statement from my parents after crying foul over one of life's inequities. Whether it was a rebuttal to "he got more than me!" or "he got picked first!" or even "how come I have to...

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Finding a Home for Orphan Diseases

(1) Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 2:37 PM

Many of you know already that I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, as I have spoken about it many times here on HuffPost, and other places such as CreakyJoints.org. Now, some might say I was cursed, but I learned to live with the disease and figured out...

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Occupy Wall St. -- Harassing Everyone But the 1%

(79) Comments | Posted November 8, 2011 | 12:22 PM

For about two months now, a number of protesters have moved into lower Manhattan and dubbed themselves the "Occupy Wall Street" movement. Their main base of operations is Zuccotti Park, which lies next to Broadway and Cedar Street. For those who do not know Manhattan, the park is basically about...

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Explained: What Are Autoimmune Diseases?

(76) Comments | Posted September 23, 2011 | 8:18 AM

If anyone asked you what genre of diseases is the second most common cause of chronic illness in the U.S., what would your answer be? Hopefully you'd get the correct answer and say autoimmune disease, but I have a feeling that is very unlikely. It seems that while more and...

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To Walk Or Not To Walk? Humanizing Medicare Cuts

(4) Comments | Posted July 27, 2011 | 12:11 PM

With the debt ceiling deadline date approaching, both sides of the aisle in Congress are scrambling to come up with a spending cut plan that will pass muster when it comes time to vote. No one is quite sure what should stay and what should go -- except for one...

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Foreign Aid and Domestic First-Aid

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2011 | 11:36 AM

Currently, one of the biggest coverage hogs on the nightly news (besides the Casey Anthony travesty) is the increasingly alarming size of the national deficit, and the impending government shutdown due to the debt ceiling not being raised. States are having their budgets slashed left and...

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No One Left to Speak Up

(4) Comments | Posted June 20, 2011 | 12:01 PM

This article has been something I've wanted to write for a while, but the time never felt right. Now, though, I finally have reached my breaking point. There is a very disturbing trend taking place right underneath our noses, and some of us are part of the problem and don't...

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Declare an Emergency on Internet Carnage Desensitization

(5) Comments | Posted May 10, 2011 | 3:39 PM

Every time I turn on the television these days, I see another video of teenagers engaged in violence against one another, or I see another news story about how bullying has resulted in a child's death, or I see another viral video where some unsuspecting dupe has been caught on...

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The Scarlet e-Letter

(0) Comments | Posted April 3, 2011 | 3:42 AM

Recently I came across a news report about one Alexandra Wallace. If you have not already heard, Ms. Wallace was a student at UCLA who authored a video that she then posted on the Internet. This video was what can only be called a diatribe against Asian students...

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The Dangers of 'Nerfing' the World for Our Kids

(11) Comments | Posted March 22, 2011 | 3:48 PM

As you wait in the check-out line at the local drug store, a mother takes out a small travel bottle of hand sanitizer. She proceeds to use it not only on her own hands, but on her children's hands as well. Or, you reach for the peanut butter to make...

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