Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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Marianna Paulson

Marianna Paulson, Health Guide

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

Beat Heat To Eat - Hot Weather Cooking Tips for RA

August, and the weather is hot, hot, hot. Below, is a recipe to keep you in the kitchen, even when your joints aren't the only things that are hot.   Brew up a jug of my recipe for Simplici-Tea, find a cool shady pot to sit, sip and read my hot weather cooking tips.   Planning is crucial   I know, from experience, that if I don't... Read moreChevron
posted 07/28/2014, comments (0)|
Leslie Rott

Leslie Rott, Health Guide

Sociology graduate student living with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis

Lupus And An Increased Risk Of Osteonecrosis

Sometimes, what you don’t know or understand can hurt you.    I think sometimes we like to remain blissfully unaware of what our illnesses and the medications we use to treat them bring with them.      For example, while I’ve always heard that using steroids for a prolonged period of time can cause bone health... Read moreChevron
Institute for Better Bone Health

Institute for Better Bone Health, Community Member

A physicians group composed of America's top orthopedic doctors, formed to elevate bone health. www.bonehealthnow.com

Coping with Pregnancy and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Joint pain is one of the most common symptoms among people who suffer from autoimmune diseases – where the immune system attacks healthy tissue. About 50 million Americans — the vast majority of them women, especially women of working and childbearing age — suffer from autoimmune ailments. Unfortunately, that is just the timing... Read moreChevron
posted 07/22/2014, comments (0)|

Coping with the Stigma of RA

We have all worked with people who have required surgery to replace a knee or remove a body part that was no longer working as it should.  We have worked with people who have been hospitalized with pneumonia.  We have worked with people who have battled cancer.   What do all of these situations have in common?  People are... Read moreChevron
Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

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

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