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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

The Month Ahead: From Living With to Thriving Together

Welcome to Arthritis Awareness Month on HealthCentral! We have a lot of exciting events and articles planned for you. Our goal this month is to talk about the arthritis journey and how we go from living with the disease to thriving together as a community. We aim to throw the conversation wide open, involving all of you in a huge awareness... Read moreChevron

Britt J Johnson

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A young adult chronicling the absurdity of living with arthritis!

Introducing Health Central’s New Rheumatoid Arthritis Social Ambassador

Hi all!!

 

I decided to write a letter to you, the wonderful readers of HealthCentral’s RA site, and the RA community who has grown to be my friends!

 

 

It’s... Read moreChevron

Leslie Rott

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Sociology graduate student living with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis

Can Massage Help With RA Pain?

Massages can reduce tension and stress for anyone, not just people with RA. But for people with RA, massage can also help to reduce pain. Massage is considered an alternative therapy.  Therefore, your insurance may not cover such services. This might not be as big of a deal if you only want to get a massage every once in a while, but could... Read moreChevron

Leslie Rott

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Sociology graduate student living with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis

How Do You Talk To Others About RA Pain?

“I’M FINE!”

 

Does that sound familiar?

 

That’s the trope I use when almost anyone who is not chronically ill asks me how I am doing. Mainly I say it because I know that they don’t really want to hear how I actually feel, and if they did, they would realize that I am in pain all the time, and expressing... Read moreChevron

Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Biologics and Substitution: Advocating for Your Right to Know

Would you want your pharmacist to tell you and your doctor if they substituted your biologic medication with a similar, but not identical drug?

 

Of course you would. But as biosimilars — a less expensive mimic of Biologics — are introduced on the U.S. market, individual states are deciding how and when they can be... Read moreChevron

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