Leslie Rott,

Leslie wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

Coping with Pain, Grief and RA

What happens when life throws you for a loop? Consider some advice on how to handle tragedy while also taking care of your chronic illness.
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Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Eating well is essential for boosting your immune system and keeping bones strong. Try this simple smoothie recipe for a healthy start to your day.
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Does Weather Make RA Worse?

Bone-chilling temperatures and stifling heat can be hard for anyone to handle. But it can be even worse for people with RA. Here’s what you need to know.
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How to Deal with RA and a Job

RA can make working–and finding work–hard. This advice may help your job search and how to handle when and what you should tell an employer.
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Patient Safety and RA

Find out how to prevent yourself from being a victim of a serious medical error and what you can do to ensure safety during treatment or a hospital stay.
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Should You Get a Cortisone Shot?

Here are the positives and negatives of getting a cortisone shot–and why you should talk to your doctor about this treatment option.
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Advocating for Your Health, and For Others

Credit: Thinkstock When I began my PhD program in sociology in Michigan in 2007, I never imagined that eight years later, I would have two chronic illnesses, two Master’s degrees and a PhD, and be living in New York with my boyfriend, of now three ye...
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Can Massage Help RA Pain?

Massage is usually associated with reducing tension and stress. But for people with rheumatoid arthritis, it can also ease pain, when done correctly.
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