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Me, My Health & the Internet

Me, My Health & the Internet

My relationship with internet research was complicated by success. I scoured medical research online for years, searching for (and ultimately finding) an explanation ...

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Putting Popular Culture’s Health Messages in Perspective

Putting Popular Culture’s Health Messages in Perspective

Pop culture health tropes make me cringe. Exclamation points are mandatory. There’s the personal-mastery variety: “Take charge of your health!” ...

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RA Is Not the Headline of My Story

RA Is Not the Headline of My Story

Most people don’t know what rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is. Why would they? I didn’t, before my diagnosis in 2010. I knew what arthritis was, sure. ...

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Hacks and Gadgets That Help Me Manage My RA

Hacks and Gadgets That Help Me Manage My RA

I’m a marketing executive's dream. If the product has bright packaging, offers to smooth a wrinkle, to drop a pound, or to make life easier, I want to try it! I’ve worked ...

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Coming to Terms With My Rheumatoid Arthritis

Coming to Terms With My Rheumatoid Arthritis

I was talking with a fellow RA warrior recently, and she was recalling how she was diagnosed with RA while going through treatment for breast cancer. She had a rough go ...

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I Won't Let RA Keep Me From Being a Great Dad

I Won't Let RA Keep Me From Being a Great Dad

Parenting is one of the most difficult (yet rewarding) roles I have had in life -- and navigating parenthood while managing rheumatoid arthritis adds yet another layer to the onion of raising kids ...

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