Wednesday, October 22, 2014

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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

What You Need to Know about RA and Vaccinations

People who live with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have approximately double the risk of infection compared to the general population. This is partly due to the fact that many of us take immunosuppressant medications, such as methotrexate and the... Read moreChevron

posted 10/22/2014, 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'

Acceptance: A Tough Lesson to Learn

I absolutely hate the concept of “good enough.”

Growing up, I learned several things: take care and pride in the things that you do, pay attention to details, follow established or recommended procedures, but be creative and flexible enough to find more efficient and effective ways of accomplishing tasks. In... Read moreChevron

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'

Trigger Finger: A Complication of RA and Diabetes

What is trigger finger?

Trigger finger (also called stenosing tenosynovitis or stenosing tendovaginitis) is a painful condition in which a finger or thumb becomes “locked” in place after it has been flexed. There may be clicking, popping, or a catching sensation in the affected finger, which becomes difficult... Read moreChevron

Jackie Zimmerman

Jackie Zimmerman, Health Guide

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IBD advocate living with ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis

Sharing Your Condition at Work: Is Honesty Truly the Best Policy?

I am the paradigm of an oversharer. It’s not just here on the Internet that I share grotesque details of my life and medical situations; this is a real thing that I do in my everyday life. I just can’t seem to stop telling people too many personal things.

 

I’d love to say that in some situations I can... Read moreChevron

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

Emily Blosberg, Health Guide

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How to Not Feel Left Out of Social Situations

This is a tough question, as there is no easy answer.

 

The harsh reality is that people living with MS are often left out of social situations no matter how hard they try to be involved. I am currently in my senior year of high school. Midterms are next week, and to date, I have attended approximately 12 days of school. I... Read moreChevron

posted 10/02/2014, comments (0)|

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