Thursday, September 03, 2015

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Christina Bruni

Christina Bruni, Health Guide

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Mental Health Activist

5 Family Support Tips for Parents and Peers

I want to revisit the topic of family support for peers in recovery. What I write parents or peers can use interchangeably.

Unconditional support is key in maintaining a healthy recovery in the long term. My mother, Mary... Read moreChevron

posted 08/27/2015, comments (0)|
Lene  Andersen

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Being True to Yourself with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Photo credit: Sofia Kinachtchouk

 

Being true to yourself means to be yourself. To know who you are and act accordingly. That’s hard to do for... Read moreChevron

Leslie Rott

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Sociology graduate student living with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis

Going Back To School With RA

This is the first time in 25 years, and the first time since I’ve been sick that I will not be going back to school in September.  Elementary, middle, and high school, and two master’s degrees and a PhD later, I think I’ve paid my dues to the Education Gods. 

 

But as someone who knows what... Read moreChevron

posted 08/20/2015, comments (0)|
Britt J Johnson

Britt J Johnson, Health Guide

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RA Social Ambassador for HC - Listening to YOU!

What Happens to Friendships When You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Friends at a group run at Fleet Feet in Los Angeles

 

When you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), your whole life has RA and it... Read moreChevron

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'

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Eye Health: Complications to Watch Out For

Can rheumatoid arthritis affect the eyes and vision?  Just as RA is an inflammatory disease which attacks bones and joints, it can also attack the eyes.  Complications may include dry eyes, episcleritis, scleritis, corneal problems, glaucoma, cataracts, and Sjogren’s Syndrome.  As patients living with complicated medical... Read moreChevron

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