Wednesday, November 26, 2014

People Who Are Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Health Guide

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Writer, Advocate, Photographer

Telling Their Story: Women In Pain Survey

Eighty percent of women with chronic pain believe they have been discriminated against in the healthcare system. Eighty-four percent feel that doctors treat them differently because they’re women. Sixty-five percent feel that them being a woman caused doctors take their pain less seriously.

 

These are the results of... Read moreChevron

posted 11/21/2014, comments (0)|
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'

Two Favorite Side Dishes for Holiday Entertaining: Green Bean Casserole and Roasted Butternut Squash

Green Bean Casserole

 

One of the recipes which our family always enjoyed at the holidays when I was growing up was the traditional mushroom soup/green bean casserole. But one year more recently I wanted to find a healthier, more grownup version of a green bean side dish to serve at Thanksgiving. The... Read moreChevron

posted 11/14/2014, comments (0)|
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... Read moreChevron

Ratnapriya

Ratnapriya, Community Member

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It has been ages since I dropped in.

It is quite some time since I dropped in. I was very busy with my work and home and a couple of reasulting flares. It took Lene's queries to activate me in this forum. Last year I think I wrote to you how RA also affected my thyroid making it hyperactive and making my heart jump and beat in all the wrong ways. The result was hospitalization for... Read moreChevron

Laurie

Laurie, Community Member

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Challenging myself

It's been 3.5 yrs since I was first diagnosed - and most of that time I have been too angry to be a good functioning person.  I had energetic, fanatical,  full of life plans for my 20 or 30 yrs of retirement and then RA and a a few other ugly diseases showed up.  The meds I was tried on caused heart disease and lung blockage and... Read moreChevron