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10 Things Even RA Vets May Not Know

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Questioning dog in front of chalk board with question marks.
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Human anatomy model.
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RA is systemic


Woman holding plastic model heart.
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Heart disease and RA


Blood test tubes.
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Inflammation marker blood tests


Chemicals and test tubes.
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The Vectra test


Throat pain.
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RA in your throat


Americans with Disabilities Act.
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You have rights


Dental appointment concept in blocks.
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Dental health


Gut bacteria.
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The root of RA may be in your stomach


Osteoporosis sign.
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RA increases the risk of osteoporosis


People jumping outside in the sun.
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New treatments, big changes


Lene  Andersen, MSW

Lene Andersen, MSW

@TheSeatedView

Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer living in Toronto. Lene (pronounced Lena) has lived with rheumatoid arthritis since she was four years old and uses her experience to help others with chronic illness. She has 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.

Lene serves on HealthCentral's Health Advocates Advisory Board, and is a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral on Facebook page, facebook.com/rahealthcentral. She is also one of HealthCentral's Live Bold, Live Now heroes — watch her incredible journey of living with RA.