Monday, March 02, 2015

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Lene  Andersen

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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)|
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A Beginner’s Guide to RA: Coping with Fear of Needles

This post may contain triggers for those who have needle phobias.

 

Blood tests. Steroid shots. Injections with DMARDs and Biologics. Infusions. Self-injectors.

 

There is no getting around it. When you have RA, you will get in close contact with needles and syringes. While a small minority might... Read moreChevron

posted 02/25/2015, comments (0)|
Marianna Paulson

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Marianna has been living with rheumatoid arthritis for 35 years. RA has taught her to be flexible, even when her joints were not.

10 RA Cleaning Tips

When you have RA, you need some tricks to help you chase away the dirt devils, dust bunnies, and clutter critters that regularly hold meetings in your home.

 

Unfortunately, your ability, energy, or mobility is not infinite, so it pays to have a cleaning plan, regardless of which one of these... Read moreChevron

posted 02/24/2015, comments (0)|
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Random Acts Of Kindness: Bringing Hope To Others

Did you know that there is a Random Act Of Kindness website?   The site I found lists different types of ways to brighten the day of others, whether they be friends or strangers.

 

One of the suggestions is to say something nice to... Read moreChevron

posted 02/24/2015, comments (0)|
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Beautiful Soul: A Tribute to Brad Carlson

He was a prince among men who loved large and showed his love in actions.

 

Our friend and fellow Health Guide Brad Carlson passed away in his sleep Tuesday, after a long battle with Read moreChevron

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