Lene  Andersen

Lene Andersen, Patient Expert

Lene Andersen is the Community Leader for HealthCentral’s RA Community. Lene (pronounced Lena) is an award-winning writer, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. She’s written several books, including Your Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis: Tools for Managing Treatment, Side Effects and Pain, and 7 Facets: A Meditation on Pain, as well as the award-winning blog, The Seated View. Follow Lene on Twitter @TheSeatedView and on Facebook. Watch her story on HealthCentral.

Disclosing Your Chronic Illness at Work

Credit: Thinkstock You’ve just gotten a diagnosis of a chronic illness. You know you want to tell close family members and friends about it. But should you disclose at work? Let’s look more closely at the issue of being open about chronic illness in ...
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New Opioid Is Safe, Non-Addictive in Primates

Credit: Thinkstock The concerns about the safety of opioids and their potential for addiction mean that people who live with pain are facing increasing restrictions on their ability to access these medications. Earlier this year, the Centers for Dise...
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