Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Lene Andersen's Posts

The Month Ahead: Stigma Contest and Living Your Life with RA

Wow! Over several weeks in June and July, the community sent in some incredible submissions in the HealthCentral anti-stigma photo contest. I’d encourage you to pop over to the contest page to see some truly inspirational stories of persevering with chronic illness. While you’re there, why not vote for your favorite? You can help that... Read moreChevron

Juvenile Arthritis Then and Now and an Interview with Dr. B

As this July’s Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month comes to an end, I find myself reflecting on how far we’ve come since I was a child fighting the pain and sickness of this disease. Over 300,000 children in the US live with JA. There are many forms of juvenile arthritis (JA) and they affect different parts of the body. I was diagnosed... Read moreChevron

Medication Side Effect or Heart Attack?

 Pressure in the middle of my chest. Lightheaded. Can’t breathe in all the way. My left arm feels funny. My back hurts. My heart is beating really fast.   This was me on a recent Sunday. I spent some time lost in feeling crappy, but then my brain finally kicked in. In February, I wrote a post about women and heart attack, so I... Read moreChevron

Cast Your Vote in the #LiveBold Anti-Stigma Photo Contest

For the last four weeks, people with chronic or serious health conditions have been sharing their stories of accomplishments in the HealthCentral #LiveBold anti-stigma photo contest. Together, we are fighting misperceptions about life with a medical condition and doing so in a positive way.     And now is the time to vote for your... Read moreChevron

RA and Atrial Fibrillation

Do you ever feel like your heart is racing or fluttering, even when you’re sitting still? If so, you may have atrial fibrillation. RA is linked to an increased risk of heart disease, including atrial fibrillation, but a new study raises some questions about this link.   What is Atrial Fibrillation? A healthy heart beats between 60... Read moreChevron