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Latest by Lene Andersen, MSW

Books about life with chronic illness.
Gift-Giving

Top Chronic Illness Books You Should Read

No matter what chronic illness you are living with, these books will have you nodding along.

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Family Health

Family Rheumatoid Arthritis Stories

Does hearing your mother's or grandmother’s stories of living with RA encourage or discourage you in dealing with your own condition?

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Living With

Top 10 Rheumatoid Arthritis Articles in 2017

Check out our most popular rheumatoid arthritis and chronic illness articles from 2017.

Gifts under the Christmas tree.
Living With

Gifts for Life With Chronic Illness

How to navigate the chaos this time of year and actually enjoy the holidays.

VINO glasses by Lene Andersen
Family Health

Glasses Show Teens With Colorblindness World of Color

Ryan and Garrett Allardyce are 16-year-old identical twins who are red-green color vision deficient. They try glasses that correct for color blindness and experience a new world of color.

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Treatment

How to Self-Inject Your RA Medication

Get helpful information and tips from the RA community about what to expect when you self-inject your rheumatoid arthritis medications.

What is the weirdest, strangest, craziest, most bizarre thing a doctor has ever said to you about RA?
Living With

The Craziest Thing a Doctor Told Me

Straight from the RA community — you’ll never believe what some of these doctors have said about their conditions.

Vaccinations
Treatment

Vaccinating Safely With Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, these are the three vaccines you should get, and the ones you should avoid.

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Second Opinion

A Canadian Perspective on Obamacare

As someone who lives in Canada with a chronic illness, and gets treatment with universal healthcare, here’s what I think about Obamacare in the U.S.

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Alternative Treatment

10 Ways Naturopathy Can Help With RA

Go beyond traditional medication for rheumatoid arthritis. Learn how naturopathy treatments like acupuncture, supplements, and meditation can make a difference.