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Karen Lee Richards

Karen Lee Richards, Health Guide

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Co-Founder of the National Fibromyalgia Assn.

How Exercise Improves Pain Tolerance

Although study after study has shown that exercise helps reduce fibromyalgia pain, we've had little understanding of why until now. Scientists have long known that during prolonged strenuous workouts, our bodies release endorphins, a kind of natural opiate that reduces pain and enables us to continue exercising. But they haven't known why (or... Read moreChevron

Brad

Brad, Health Guide

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Living with Severe / Aggressive RA, Sjogrens and Addisons

The Other Side of RA: Living with Severe Complications

This is the second of two posts that discuss my experience with serious side effects and complications from RA. Side effects have come under control for me, but complications are another story!

 

A complication, is defined as an unfavorable evolution of a disease, a health condition or a therapy. The disease can... Read moreChevron

Cathy

Cathy, Health Guide

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I have had MS for 25+ years and am a trained Peer Resource for Shared Solutions for Copaxone. I am a recent graduate of the Alfus Patient Advocate Certificate Program from The University of Miami. My mission is to "pay it forward" by helping others with MS and other autoimmune diseases.

Question of the Week: More research means more options. How has this helped you?

When I was diagnosed in the late 1980’s my neurologist (not specializing in MS) told me there would be a cure in 5 years.  Needless to say, I changed neurologists.

 

When we entered into the 1990’s, Newsweek declared it “The Decade of the Brain”, telling us that research would be geared toward solving the mysteries of,... Read moreChevron

Carrie Beth Brown

Carrie Beth Brown, Health Guide

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Writer, Artist and Advocate for RA and Chronic Illness

Living with Chronic Illness: Six Tips for Keeping Your Relationship Strong

Relationships are difficult in the best of circumstances. When you add a chronic illness to the mix, it can be downright impossible to keep things happy and healthy between you and your partner. It's not impossible, though. I wanted to share with you how Rheumatoid Arthritis has impacted my relationship with my husband and the methods we use... Read moreChevron

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Cathy

Cathy, Health Guide

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I was diagnosed with RA in 2004.

Moving Beyond Rheumatoid Arthritis

Two years ago I made some dramatic changes in my life. I returned to medications and once again tweaked my diet to one that I feel will last a lifetime. The combination of medications and diet has been good. For the most part, the inflammation in my body has calmed down and I am able to enjoy life doing just about anything I set my mind on... Read moreChevron

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