Saturday, July 04, 2015

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Amy Gurowitz

Amy Gurowitz, Health Guide

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Writer, Educational Designer, Non-Profit Founder, Dx in 1988

Planning a Vacation with Multiple Sclerosis

When living with a disease that is unpredictable and so variable, planning in general can be very difficult. Some of us who are living with MS experience a consistency and predictability that allows them to feel comfortable with decision make-ing, ticket buy-ing, non-refundable deposit-ing, and all the other commitments that come with planning... Read moreChevron

posted 07/02/2015, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: Growing Up with Juvenile Arthritis

You know very well what a struggle rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can be. The pain, the fatigue, the nausea, taking medications, seeing doctors, getting multiple injections. Now imagine being a child with that experience.

 

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. Here on HealthCentral`s RA site, we believe strongly in doing... Read moreChevron

posted 07/02/2015, 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'

Employment and MS: Self-Reported Cognitive Problems in the Unemployed

Research shows that the majority of people with MS are no longer employed 10 years after disease onset. Executive abilities, often impaired in people with MS, may have a direct impact on the ability to maintain a job. Executive functions are the higher-level cognitive skills used to control and coordinate other cognitive abilities and... Read moreChevron

posted 06/25/2015, 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'

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Eye Health: Complications to Watch Out For

Can rheumatoid arthritis affect the eyes and vision?  Just as RA is an inflammatory disease which attacks bones and joints, it can also attack the eyes.  Complications may include dry eyes, episcleritis, scleritis, corneal problems, glaucoma, cataracts, and Sjogren’s Syndrome.  As patients living with complicated medical... Read moreChevron

Jackie Zimmerman

Jackie Zimmerman, Health Guide

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IBD advocate living with ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis

How to Make It Through the Bad Days

If I’m truthful, it’s been a long time since I’ve had a really bad day. My life these days is pretty stable and sometimes I forget how great that is until I really think about it. Lately, I spend more time trying to help other people through their rough days than I do wading through my own. But trying to help other people definitely... Read moreChevron