Friday, October 31, 2014

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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

A Beginner’s Guide to RA: NSAIDs

Once you get a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the next thing that happens is usually that the doctor gives you a prescription for one or more medications. This can feel quite intimidating — what do the medications do? What about side effects? And wouldn’t it be better to not take pills? This is the first of a three-part... Read moreChevron

posted 10/29/2014, 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 October 2014

Psychiatric disorders may precede MS diagnosis.

Psychiatric disorders, such as depression or anxiety disorders, are common with multiple sclerosis. Several studies focus on the prevalence of depression or anxiety in patients diagnosed with MS. However, fewer studies focus on the diagnosis of psychiatric... Read moreChevron

posted 10/28/2014, 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'

What are Early Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a tricky disease to diagnose in its early stages, as patients can develop any of a wide range of symptoms and there is no single diagnostic measure by which RA can be confirmed or denied. Symptoms may not be constant; they may begin slowly, come and go, or progress over weeks or months. Symptoms may appear in one part of... Read moreChevron

Emily Blosberg

Emily Blosberg, Health Guide

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Best Activities for People with MS

When looking for activities outside of your regular school or work routine, sports tend to be the answer for many. However, sports can often be too strenuous for people living with MS. Instead, activities requiring less energy may be a better option.

 

At the beginning of my sophomore year of high school, I decided to join... Read moreChevron

posted 10/21/2014, comments (0)|
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)|