Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Patient Expert

Lene Andersen is the Community Leader for HealthCentral’s RA Community. Lene (pronounced Lena) is an award-winning writer, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. She’s written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View. Follow Lene on Twitter @TheSeatedView and on Facebook. Watch her story on HealthCentral.

Setting Boundaries in Health Care

We all have a sense of boundaries, but in a health care setting, different rules apply and it can be hard to know where to draw the line.
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Hair Loss in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Causes and How to Cope

Credit: Thinkstock Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can cause pain and fatigue and you might come to accept that. But hair loss? Yes, unfortunately it’s true that hair loss can affect people with RA. This article will look at the causes and how to cope. RA ...
Lene Andersen

Tell Researchers How You Talk About Pain With Your Partner

One of the hardest things about living with chronic pain is talking to others about your pain. And this can be especially challenging in your relationship with your partner or spouse. A study currently seeking participants aims to identify the goals ...
Lene Andersen

Am I Single Because I Have a Chronic Illness?

When you’re single in what seems to be a sea of happy couples it’s all too easy to look at reasons for your singleness with an excessively critical eye. For those of us who live with chronic illness, it can feel obvious to blame our condition for not ...
Lene Andersen

Becoming Empowered With Chronic Illness in 2017

Credit: Thinkstock Do you feel powerless in the face of your chronic illness and everything that comes with it? This year, we will help you transform into being empowered in your health care and your life! Every year here on RAHealthCentral, we choos...
Lene Andersen

Your #ChronicLife in 2016: The Year in Review

Credit: Thinkstock We have come to the end of another year, and I can’t be the only person who feels it went by in six months instead of 12. Here on RAHealthCentral, we have packed a lot of life, a lot of talk, and a lot of information into 2016. It ...
Lene Andersen