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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

RA and Preventative Health Screening: Breast Health and Mammograms

People who have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often have gaps in their primary health care. This disease takes up a lot of room and it can lead to both the individual and the doctors to have metaphorical blinders, focusing only on RA. It’s important to take care of the rest of your health, as well, to make sure you stay as healthy as... Read moreChevron

posted 10/16/2014, comments (0)|
Phyllis Johnson

Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide

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Inflammatory Breast Cancer Survivor

“Together We Are Stronger than the Disease”: A Major Report on Metastatic Breast Cancer

In December 1997, I visited with my aunt, a seven-year breast cancer survivor.  In March of 1998, she died from breast cancer that had spread throughout her body.  I traveled to her funeral, delaying my own appointment with a breast surgeon who was treating me for an apparent infection.  Returning... Read moreChevron

PJ Hamel

PJ Hamel, Health Guide

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Author, breast cancer survivor

RA and Breast Cancer: What You Need to Know

Women with RA (rheumatoid arthritis) may experience a range of challenges when it comes to breast health. From breast cancer risk to mammograms and other screening tools, we offer FAQS helpful to any woman with RA, or other autoimmune condition. Thanks to Lene Andersen on our Read moreChevron

Pam Flores

Pam Flores, Health Guide

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Patient Blogger, wife, advocate, and caregiver

New Drug - Odanacatib - For the Treatment of Osteoporosis

At one time, bisphosphonates were the gold standard for osteoporosis treatment, but these medications come with a lot of restrictions and gastrointestinal and esophageal issues that some people just can’t handle due to the damage they can cause.  In addition to these side effects are the more serious ones like renal damage and... Read moreChevron

posted 10/08/2014, comments (0)|