Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Lene Andersen's Posts

Medication Side Effect or Heart Attack? I Go to the ER to Find Out

Pressure in the middle of my chest. Lightheaded. I feel like I can’t breathe in all the way. My left arm feels funny. My back hurts. My heart is beating really fast.     This was me last 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... 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

The Month Ahead: Fighting the Stigma of RA

We have a very exciting month planned for you! In addition to celebrating Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, we’re also in the middle of an important initiative that can change stereotypes about RA and other types of chronic illness.   Have you ever been judged negatively because of your RA or your chronic pain? If so, you’ve... Read moreChevron

How RA Treatment Has Changed

Receiving a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) used to mean an inevitable deterioration into joint damage, deformity and disability. Receiving an RA diagnosis now means a much better chance for remission or low disease activity so you can lead a better life. Here’s a look at the changes in how RA is treated and what it means for... Read moreChevron