Friday, February 27, 2015

Health Guides

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: Reduce Risk of Fatigue with Diet and Exercise

Fatigue is one of the most common symptoms of multiple sclerosis that affects up to 90% of patients at any one time. Approximately two thirds of people with MS describe fatigue as their most disturbing symptom. Fatigue may be described as the... Read moreChevron

posted 02/27/2015, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: Taking Care of Yourself with RA

We are having yet another “interesting” winter. In my neck of the woods (Toronto, Canada), it has been 37 days since the temperatures were above freezing. That’s a really long time of being cold without a break. Much of the rest of North America has also been seeing some extremely wintry weather, Boston being one of the... Read moreChevron

posted 02/26/2015, comments (0)|
Alisha Bridges

Alisha Bridges, Health Guide

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Just a girl trying to defeat psoriasis.

Clear Skin Brings New Fears

I never thought the day would come where my skin would be clear of psoriasis. Although not perfect, Stelara (a biologic) has rid my skin of psoriasis by 80 percent. The treatment requires shots every 3 months, and I’ve been on the drug for about 6 months. I was originally against the use of biologics because of the possible side effects,... 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'

Folic Acid Use in Rheumatoid Arthritis

In the world of rheumatoid arthritis, the subject of folic acid is forever tied to methotrexate. A discussion of one is incomplete without the other. In searching the medical literature for articles related to ‘rheumatoid arthritis and folate (folic acid)’, I discovered that most of the titles of the articles include mention of... Read moreChevron

posted 01/28/2015, comments (0)|
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... Read moreChevron