The Heartbreak of Missing Out Because of Chronic Illness

There are many different ways of getting there, but the end result is never fun. Sometimes you did too much, sometimes the meds stop working (or never worked at all), sometimes you have to stop the meds because of surgery or illness. And then your rh...
Lene Andersen

Self-care Is Not Selfish

Credit: Thinkstock Self-care is an important strategy for everyone. If you live with a chronic illness please don’t negate, or neglect this vital part of your treatment plan. Self-care can help propel you to better emotional, mental, and physical hea...
Marianna Paulson

Setting Boundaries in Health Care

We all have a sense of boundaries, but in a health care setting, different rules apply and it can be hard to know where to draw the line.
Lene Andersen

Traci Martin: Traveling the Great Lakes and Beyond with RA

“When I’m out on the water, and something unexpected happens that could be life threatening…instead of panicking, I just get really focused.” Traci Martin is living proof that humble beginnings don’t determine one’s chances of a grand destiny. Hailin...
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Hair Loss in Rheumatoid Arthritis: Causes and How to Cope

Credit: Thinkstock Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can cause pain and fatigue and you might come to accept that. But hair loss? Yes, unfortunately it’s true that hair loss can affect people with RA. This article will look at the causes and how to cope. RA ...
Lene Andersen

Tell Researchers How You Talk About Pain With Your Partner

One of the hardest things about living with chronic pain is talking to others about your pain. And this can be especially challenging in your relationship with your partner or spouse. A study currently seeking participants aims to identify the goals ...
Lene Andersen