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Leslie Rott

Leslie wrote for HealthCentral as a patient expert for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).

Latest by Leslie Rott

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Flaring Again: Dealing with Symptoms After a Long Quiet Period

Unfortunately, an inevitable side effect of chronic illness can be denial. I’ve experienced a lot of major life events over the last three years: getting my PhD, moving to New York, my grandfather dying six months later, my dad dying six months after ...

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Don't Let Sun Sensitivity Ruin Your Summer

Summer time has become synonymous with “fun in the sun.” Not so much, though, if you are sensitive to the sun. For people with chronic illnesses, the sun’s ray’s can be problematic due to a variety of reasons ranging from things such as the disease i...

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How to Deal With Compassion Fatigue

Compassion fatigue happens when caregivers and chronic illness advocates take on too much. Here are some tips to help you cope with it.

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Living With

10 Tips to Avoid Getting Sick at Work with RA

Are you living with rheumatoid arthritis and working at the same time? Use these tips to stay healthy at work with a compromised immune system.

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Chronic Life

When Chronic Illness Causes Relationship Breakups

What’s the best way to navigate a relationship when you have a chronic illness? Here are some tips to help you through this tricky process.

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How RA Fatigue Impacts Life

The fatigue from rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is not the normal feeling of being tired. Fatigue from RA is mind-numbing. Leslie Rott talks about the struggle with fatigue from her RA.

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Living with Both Lupus and RA

If you have both conditions, see what you should know about treatment.

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Finding Your Tribe

It’s important to realize that when you’re reaching out, people with different chronic Illnesses are dealing with the same issues.

Working with a Rheumatologist

Working with a Rheumatologist

Building a good relationship with your doctor takes time, energy and commitment. But it needs to be reciprocal.

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Healthy Breakfast Smoothie Recipe

Eating well is essential for boosting your immune system and keeping bones strong. Try this simple smoothie recipe for a healthy start to your day.