Saturday, November 01, 2014

Lene Andersen's Posts

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

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

RA and Preventative Health Screening: Breast Health and Mammograms

People who have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often have gaps in their primary health care. This disease takes up a lot of room and it can lead to both the individual and the doctor to have metaphorical blinders, focusing only on RA. It’s important to take care of the rest of your health, as well, to make sure you stay as healthy as possible.... Read moreChevron

World Arthritis Day 2014 – Vision 2043 Competition and a Thunderclap

People living with various kinds of arthritis participate in their local or national awareness events at different times. For instance, the US marks Arthritis Awareness Month in May, Canada in September, and in the UK, it’s in October. But there is one day in the year when we celebrate globally and that’s Read moreChevron

CreakyJoints “Clean My House”: A HealthCentral Exclusive

Keeping up with the tasks of life is one of the most challenging aspects of living with RA and the many other forms of arthritis. Chronic pain and fatigue makes it hard to do routine things, such as housework. Wouldn’t it be great if someone would do it for you?

 

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