Saturday, October 25, 2014

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'

Could Nicotine Be Used to Treat MS Someday?

We know that cigarette smoking is bad for our health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that more than 16 million Americans suffer from a disease caused by smoking, such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung... Read moreChevron

posted 10/24/2014, comments (0)|
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

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)|
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)|