Friday, October 31, 2014

How to Advocate for Yourself

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In health communities such as RA, you often hear people speaking about advocating for yourself.  Patients may not reduce pain levels through self-advocacy, but it is nonetheless important to stand up for your rights, freedoms, interests, and passions.  Make sure that you advocate for yourself in the workplace, the doctor's office, with friends, or in your marriage. 

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Living with a disease such as rheumatoid arthritis can be complicated, both physically and medically.  Not only do we have to balance disease activity, physical disability or discomfort, and daily life, we also need to balance taking several medications. The various self-injected biologic medications must be stored in the refrigerator,…

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Leslie Rott, Health Guide, commented on Health Advocacy: From Patient To… Hi Lene, that's a great question, and sort of a difficult one to answer. …

10/27/14

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, posted RA and Preventative Health Screening:… People who have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) often have gaps in their primary…

10/16/14

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, posted World Arthritis Day 2014 – Vision… People living with various kinds of arthritis participate in their local or…

10/09/14

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Marianna Paulson, Health Guide, commented on Medication Safety: Watch What You Put… Lisa, I admire that you chose to write about this event, even though you…

10/02/14

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