Wednesday, October 01, 2014

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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'

Benefits of Yoga for RA Patients

Rheumatoid arthritis affects more than joints; it can affect body organs, mental health, energy levels, and a person’s overall quality of life. It is important for a person living with RA to treat the disease and to stay as strong, flexible, and active as possible. That’s not always easy to do and oftentimes we’re on our... Read moreChevron


RA Living: Maintaining Your Joy

I am sitting on my front porch drinking my first cup of coffee this morning.  The air is fresh with a slight chill.  Nothing like drinking hot, steaming coffee on a beautiful fall morning.

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Eileen Bailey

Eileen Bailey, Health Guide

Freelance health writer

Possible Restrictions for Testosterone Therapy

An expert advisory panel for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently recommended that testosterone medications be restricted to men who have low testosterone levels due to injury or illness. Their... Read moreChevron

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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.

Stress, It's in You To Change

Have you considered the role that stress plays in your life with RA? Through my own journey with RA, I learned that stress had a starring role - it was an unlikeable lead character. Are you ready to move stress off center stage?


How much time do you spend immersed in negative thoughts and emotions? It's pretty easy to slip... Read moreChevron

Leslie Rott

Leslie Rott, Health Guide

Sociology graduate student living with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis

RA Stigma Is Related to Myths

There are several myths regarding RA that help lead to the stigma surrounding the disease. 


Myth: Arthritis is just aches and pains.

 When people hear the word arthritis, they often think simply of aches and pains. Usually, they don’t... Read moreChevron

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