Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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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)|
Britt J Johnson

Britt J Johnson, Health Guide

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A 29 year old chronicling the absurdity of living with arthritis!

Approaching Motherhood with RA, My Way

I have chosen never to get pregnant.

 

That statement seems to make mothers and doctors alike uncomfortable, like I am living in denial.

 

Mothers fear for my inner mother.  They know the intense joy they experienced when carrying their babies, when holding them for the first time, and can’t... Read moreChevron

posted 10/14/2014, comments (0)|
Ask the Clinician

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Hospital said son's constant headache would go away in 14 days?

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My son has had a constant headache.  After two hospitals, he was told he has an untreatable... Read moreChevron

Cyndi Jordan

Cyndi Jordan, Health Guide

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Patient Advocate and Migraineur

Migraine and Our Hypersensitive Brains

In checking out what was happening in the “migraine world,” I came across a tweet by Dr. Todd Schwedt of Mayo Clinic, Arizona, in which he mentioned his upcoming lecture to physicians at the University of Washington on migraineurs and the hypersensitive brain. Those last two words leaped from the page, as they were ones that I could... Read moreChevron