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Home DNA Tests and Privacy: A Primer

Remember: Reputable companies will ask permission before they share your information with others.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Let Patients Help: An Interview With ‘e-Patient Dave’ deBronkart

After his experience with kidney cancer, Dave became the infamous ‘e-Patient Dave’ – a leading voice for a movement to empower and engage people with medical conditions to become active participants in their healthcare.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Living With ALS: One Man's Journey

HealthCentral speaks with an ALS patient about living with the condition — and the hope for a cure.

By Lara DeSanto

Creating Your Own Pain and Fatigue Scale

Pain is subjective. Some of us can handle it in high amounts, while others wince at the slightest twinge of it. Read about how Julie created her own pain/fatigue scale.

By Julie Cerrone Croner

Why Don't They Understand What I Am Going Through?

The things that family, friends, and coworkers can say that are hurtful, and leave us wondering how they don’t understand.

By Cathy Kramer

My Maturing Relationship With RA

From the time of diagnosis to years and year later, your relationship with rheumatoid arthritis evolves many times. How to change your view of living with RA to be more positive.

By Cathy Kramer

Judgemental Comments Hurt: Not All RA Is The Same

Just because you can walk, run, or have children, doesn’t mean your RA is obsolete. Everyone with RA is welcome in this community, no matter the severity.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Finding Your Athletic Side Again After RA

How to get your fitness groove back after RA seemingly takes it.

By Emil DeAndreis

Should You Exercise If You Have Chronic Pain?

Current science says that instead of resting, we should be moving to treat our chronic pain.

By Stephanie Stephens

Using Kinesiology to Manage Chronic Pain

What if we told you that analyzing and adjusting your simple movements — such as getting out of a chair — can help to treat your chronic pain?

By Celeste Cooper, RN