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.

Set Goals with Your Healthcare Team to Manage Your RA

Credit: Thinkstock Setting goals and talking to your medical team about how to achieve them can be difficult when you live with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or other chronic illnesses. Interactions with your doctors are often very reactive. You discuss ...
Lene Andersen

The Month Ahead: Enjoying Summer with Chronic Illness

Credit: Thinkstock July is when summer settles in here in the northern hemisphere. Long, lazy days of hot – sometimes too hot – weather. The sounds of kids playing, fireworks on the Fourth of July, and the smell of baking asphalt and barbecue smoke. ...
Lene Andersen

Study Finds Possible RA Trigger in Gut Bacteria

A new study has found a direct link between specific bacteria in the gut and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) – an exciting discovery that could bring us closer to understanding the cause or causes of RA.
Lene Andersen

What to Do When Your Medication Fails

When all else fails—including your medication—maybe it’s time to assess the other elements that go into treating, and understanding, your condition.
Lene Andersen