Wednesday, December 17, 2014

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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Making Plans for the Future with RA

“The future’s so bright, I gotta wear shades.”

 

That’s a line from a terrific song by a group called Timbuk 3. What’s not so terrific is that many people with RA feel that it doesn’t apply to them. How can you plan for... Read moreChevron

posted 12/17/2014, 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'

Living with MS: No Evidence of Demyelination

People who are in the process of being tested for multiple sclerosis often have many questions. Some of the most common questions surround the subjects of MRIs and lesions. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a powerful tool used to help diagnosis MS as well as measure disease progression. Lesions are the scars caused by demyelination which can... Read moreChevron

posted 12/10/2014, 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'

Surviving the Winter with RA

As temperatures continue to drop and snow begins to turn the ground white, winter brings extra aches and pain to people living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). For many, the long hours of darkness may diminish one’s desire to be active. I know that the cold, dark, gray atmosphere often makes me want to crawl under a thick quilt and not... Read moreChevron

posted 12/09/2014, comments (0)|
Jackie Zimmerman

Jackie Zimmerman, Health Guide

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IBD advocate living with ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis

Girls With Guts 2014 Retreat

Last month was the second Girls With Guts women’s retreat. If you’re unfamiliar with what our retreat is about, here is a snippet from our information packet:

 

“The Girls With Guts Retreat is a weekend-long event providing opportunities for women aged 18+ with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and/or... Read moreChevron

posted 12/08/2014, comments (0)|
Alisha Bridges

Alisha Bridges, Health Guide

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Just a girl trying to defeat psoriasis.

Nine Things To Be Thankful For If You Have Psoriasis

Growing up with psoriasis, I always felt like I was cursed. I often wondered what I did wrong or what those before me did wrong to be plagued with such a disease. Up until a few years ago I could draw no positives from having this disease, but now I try to look on the brighter side of things. In the spirit of Thanksgiving and being thankful,... Read moreChevron

posted 11/23/2014, comments (0)|

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