Wednesday, September 02, 2015

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Rheumatoid Arthritis affects all aspects of your life, including your job. Deciding whether or not to "come out" about your RA in the workplace is a big challenge, but you should find some level of comfort in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Your employer does not have the legal right to inquire about your medical history, nor can they fire you because of your disability.

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Starting back to school as a teacher diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis always comes with some apprehension.  As a teacher, I am on stage for four to five hours at a time and all attention is on ME.   If I show signs of rheumatoid arthritis through limping or not being able to lift a classroom book without trouble, I get questions from my…

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, commented on Back to School As a Teacher Diagnosed… Being told you likely have RA can be a shock. You can't help wonder how…

07/31/15

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Leslie Rott, Health Guide, posted Young and Unemployed with Rheumatoid…   After completing two Master’s degrees and a PhD, I find…

07/13/15

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Leslie Rott, Health Guide, commented on Advocating for Your Health, and For… Thanks, Wren, for your kind words! It's nice to know that there are people…

06/10/15

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Lene Andersen, Health Guide, answered I'm only 21 but do I have rheumatoid… I'm sorry to hear that you're having such a rough time. You are very young…

04/01/15

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