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Leslie Rott

Leslie Rott, Health Guide

Sociology graduate student living with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis

Giving Back As A Way Of Moving Forward

Not that long after I got sick, I decided to start volunteering at the hospital where I was a patient. 


I worked at the front desk of the cardiovascular center ICU.  I did not have direct contact with patients, but I did with the families and the medical staff.    


I only... Read moreChevron

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Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

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

Signs You May Need to Change RA Treatments

One of the best ways you can protect yourself against the devastating effects of RA is to aggressively treat the disease with one or more disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Damaging inflammation from RA attacks not only joints, but also many internal organs (such as the heart or lungs). So even if your joints feel okay, it is... Read moreChevron

Marianna Paulson

Marianna Paulson, Health Guide

Marianna has been living with rheumatoid arthritis for 35 years. RA has taught her to be flexible, even when her joints were not.

RA: Body Awareness Skills

The pain of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can run like hot lava throughout your body. It's the type of pain that seeps out of your joints, into your connective tissues, and organs, and blankets your BD life (before diagnosis) with a thick layer of ash.


Like the Phoenix, imagine yourself rising up out of... Read moreChevron


Fighting Fatigue: Small Changes Can Make A Difference!

It is Sunday afternoon. Both televisions are tuned to football games.  Everyone is asleep in the house, except for me.  Even my little Toy Fox Pinscher is sleeping.  Sadie must be dreaming of running in a field or some other canine delight.  Her little... Read moreChevron

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