Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Health Guides

Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: RA and Pain Awareness

Does your rheumatoid arthritis (RA) give you chronic pain? How much does it affect your life, your work, and your relationships? Are you coping well? Do the people in your life understand what you’re going through?   September is Pain Awareness Month. It gives all of us who live with chronic pain the opportunity to show the rest of... Read moreChevron
posted 09/01/2014, comments (0)|
Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

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Musician, Patient Advocate, Author of 'Brass and Ivory' blog, and Founder of the 'Carnival of MS Bloggers'

Hot Topics and MS Research News for August 2014

Decreased sense of smell can be associated with greater disability in MS. Change in the ability to smell (i.e. olfactory function) is a less common symptom of MS.  It is one that has been detected in all forms of MS, but may be more common in primary progression MS according to Schmidt et al. (2012) who found olfactory dysfunction in... Read moreChevron
posted 08/27/2014, comments (0)|
Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

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Musician, Patient Advocate, Author of 'Brass and Ivory' blog, and Founder of the 'Carnival of MS Bloggers'

8 Ways to Maintain a Healthy Relationship Despite Chronic Illness

A diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis can be devastating not only for the patient, but for loved ones as well. There is a saying that when one person lives with RA, the family lives with RA. Disease is not a considerate member of the family and will often interfere and seems to do its best to inflict harm on any relationship if given the chance.... Read moreChevron
posted 08/26/2014, comments (0)|
Jackie Zimmerman

Jackie Zimmerman, Health Guide

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IBD advocate living with ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis

Double Dose of Chronic Illness: Living With Multiple Conditions

Living with a chronic illness is hard but living with two is an even bigger challenge. But if you’re like me, you’ve been saddled with diseases that aren’t going anywhere. So what do you do? I think all you really can do is check your attitude and let yourself feel all the feels that you need to. That is basically what I do every... Read moreChevron
posted 08/25/2014, comments (0)|
Emily Blosberg

Emily Blosberg, Health Guide

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Does exercise really help manage MS symptoms?

When my MS symptoms first began in 2009, I was an active 14 year old who could participate in any activity at any time. I loved to ride horses, go out with friends, and I enjoyed playing boardgames with my family until late into the night.   After my symptoms began, staying awake for more than an hour at a time was a chore! And the thought of... Read moreChevron
posted 08/13/2014, comments (0)|