Thursday, January 29, 2015

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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.

Green Light Questions To Move You into Better Health

A diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis can be one whopping big red light causing you to slam on your life brakes. Suddenly, you're prevented from doing the things you want or need to do. Wouldn't it be great if you could change those lights to green just by blinking, as Corrina, Whoopee Goldberg's character did in Read moreChevron

posted 01/27/2015, comments (0)|
My Bariatric Life

My Bariatric Life, Health Guide

I grew from fit to fat and became a processed food junkie and couch potato with diabetes, celiac disease, depression, acid reflux, asthma, and hypertension. I was in my 30s, morbidly obese and on ~10 prescription medications. Since 2003 I've maintained massive weight loss from gastric bypass surgery and remain free from 9 of the 10 prescriptions. Then in 2013 I underwent body contouring and facial plastic surgeries to remove the last traces of my former obesity. Nowadays I am committed to supporting the online patient community with outstanding resources and by sharing my long-term success in defeating obesity and obesity-related illnesses. Today, I'm a size small (down from a size 24W) and living larger than ever!

Obese Teens at Risk for Nutritional Deficiencies

A new study from the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center suggests that obese teens may have nutritional deficiencies usually found... Read moreChevron

posted 01/27/2015, comments (0)|
Lisa Emrich

Lisa Emrich, Health Guide

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

Worried About Healthcare Finances? Join #HealthTipsChat on Thursday to Talk

Managing life with a chronic disease, such as multiple sclerosis or rheumatoid arthritis, is difficult at times. Juggling the financial aspects of disease is often one of the greatest challenges.


How do you manage your health finances? Do you have questions about managing medication costs? Or maybe you’d like to... Read moreChevron

posted 01/26/2015, comments (0)|
Leslie Rott

Leslie Rott, Health Guide

Sociology graduate student living with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis

Can You Work With RA?

Both the physical and the emotional impacts of RA can contribute to difficulty in holding down a “traditional, nine-to-five job.” 


To be frank, some of the most successful people I know with chronic illnesses, RA included, are self-employed.


There are several perks to self-employment,... Read moreChevron

Christina Bruni

Christina Bruni, Health Guide

Librarian and Writer

Recovery Options: Tax-Free Savings Accounts

President Barack Obama signed into law the Achieving A Better Life Experience, or ABLE, Act. The law allows individuals with mental illnesses whose onset of disability occurred before age 26 to fund a tax-free savings account with up to $14,000/year up to a total of $100,000. The money in the account can be used to pay for qualified expenses... Read moreChevron

posted 01/18/2015, comments (0)|

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