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Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

A Beginner’s Guide to RA: NSAIDs

Once you get a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), the next thing that happens is usually that the doctor gives you a prescription for one or more medications. This can feel quite intimidating — what do the medications do? What about side effects? And wouldn’t it be better to not take pills? This is the first of a three-part... Read moreChevron

posted 10/29/2014, comments (0)|
Leslie Rott

Leslie Rott, Health Guide

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Sociology graduate student living with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis

Beyond Illness: Coping With Loss

When I was diagnosed with lupus and RA in 2008, at the age of 22, I never imagined that anything worse could happen.  I’d hit my rock bottom, and life could only get better from there. 

 

But, unfortunately, life has gotten worse before it has gotten better. 

 

On August 11, 2014, my... Read moreChevron

Carol Bradley Bursack

Carol Bradley Bursack, Health Guide

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Author, blogger and eldercare columnist

Dementia Service Dogs an Idea That Needs Support

Most of us are aware of service dogs, especially guide dogs for people with sight impairment, because we see them around our communities. These dogs are not pets. They are working animals and are allowed wherever the person they serve goes.


Increasingly, other service dogs are being trained to help people with impaired hearing,... Read moreChevron

posted 10/29/2014, comments (0)|
Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

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

Hot Topics and MS Research News for October 2014

Psychiatric disorders may precede MS diagnosis.

Psychiatric disorders, such as depression or anxiety disorders, are common with multiple sclerosis. Several studies focus on the prevalence of depression or anxiety in patients diagnosed with MS. However, fewer studies focus on the diagnosis of psychiatric... Read moreChevron

posted 10/28/2014, comments (0)|

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