Leslie Rott

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

When to Talk About RA Pain

Do you tell people about the pain you’re feeling or find it easier to not talk about it? Here’s what to consider when making a decision.
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Finding a Good Doctor

Consider this advice when you’re looking for a new doctor who actually listens and cares about you.
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Patient Advocacy: A Growing Field For Patients To Benefit From

What/Who Is A Patient Advocate? _ _ A patient advocate is someone who helps patients to navigate the complex maze that is the healthcare system. It’s important to consider that medicine is hopefully moving in the direction of taking the whole person ...
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Can You Work With RA?

Holding down a full-time job can be a challenge when you live with RA. Read these work tips and share your own experiences.
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Being Optimistic With RA

Having RA can stunt your optimism, but you can still set hopeful goals for 2015 without being unrealistic.
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Productive With RA

Sometimes it’s hard to know when you can (and should) cross the line of your comfort zone. This advice may help you tackle that decision.
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The Myths and Stigma of RA

Misunderstandings about RA continue to exist because many people have preconceived notions about the condition. Here are some of the more common myths.
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Lupus Is As Lupus Does

For me, it’s hard to talk about lupus without talking about RA because I have both illnesses. As of November 2013, it was reported that 1.3 million adults in the United States have RA and between 161,000 to 322,000 have lupus (1). However, the preval...
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