Tuesday, October 21, 2014

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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

Writer, Advocate, Photographer

RA and Preventative Health Screening: Breast Health and Mammograms

People who have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often have gaps in their primary health care. This disease takes up a lot of room and it can lead to both the individual and the doctors to have metaphorical blinders, focusing only on RA. It’s important to take care of the rest of your health, as well, to make sure you stay as healthy as... Read moreChevron

posted 10/16/2014, comments (0)|
Britt J Johnson

Britt J Johnson, Health Guide

A 29 year old chronicling the absurdity of living with arthritis!

Approaching Motherhood with RA, My Way

I have chosen never to get pregnant.


That statement seems to make mothers and doctors alike uncomfortable, like I am living in denial.


Mothers fear for my inner mother.  They know the intense joy they experienced when carrying their babies, when holding them for the first time, and can’t... Read moreChevron

posted 10/14/2014, comments (0)|
Leslie Rott

Leslie Rott, Health Guide

Sociology graduate student living with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis

Health Advocacy: From Patient To Professional Advocate

For those who don’t know, I’ll be graduating from the Master’s in Health Advocacy program at Sarah Lawrence College in May of 2015.


When I became chronically ill during the first year of my PhD program in Michigan, I decided to complete my PhD, but along the way realized that I no longer desired a career... Read moreChevron

Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

Musician, Patient Advocate, Author of 'Brass and Ivory' blog, and Founder of the 'Carnival of MS Bloggers'

Trigger Finger: A Complication of RA and Diabetes

What is trigger finger?

Trigger finger (also called stenosing tenosynovitis or stenosing tendovaginitis) is a painful condition in which a finger or thumb becomes “locked” in place after it has been flexed. There may be clicking, popping, or a catching sensation in the affected finger, which becomes difficult... Read moreChevron


Kpbaca, Community Member


Methotrexate and Liver Biopsy

I have been taking the drug for about 7 years. Most of the time just taking 7.5 g a week with the help of Embrol. My doctor says I need to now have a liver biopsy although my blood tests have always been fine. Everything ai am reading says there is no reason to do this unless my blood tests show a problem. Very confused and need advise

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