Saturday, August 29, 2015

Emotional Health

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RA patients are known to have a higher rate of depression than the general population.  Concerns with lifestyle, mobility and appearance contribute to poor emotional health, and concern for the future may contribute to anxiety.  Through management of emotional health, though, an RA patient can live an active, healthy lifestyle with a high quality-of-life.

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“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 that would get old fast.   So…

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, posted The Month Ahead: Pushing Your… Pace yourself. Work within your limits. Be careful.   These are all terms…

08/03/15

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Britt J Johnson, Health Guide, posted #ChronicLife – Sharing the Honest…   Sitting at a small dinner party with fellow advocacy friends, I…

07/13/15

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Leslie Rott, Health Guide, commented on How Do You Talk To Others About RA Pain? That sounds like a good strategy!

06/10/15

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, posted Turning Points: Saying Yes to Change… “It was a turning point in my life.” We say this as if it is as…

05/27/15

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