Anna is living in the United Kingdom and pursuing a PhD in history. She was diagnosed with lupus — which shares many symptoms with rheumatoid arthritis — more than 10 years ago.
7 Tips for Exercising with Rheumatoid Arthritis
Exercising with rheumatoid arthritis can be extremely difficult, especially when you factor in the excess fatigue and joint pain.
by Anna Scanlon on January 15, 2019
Everything You Need to Know About Rheumatoid Nodules
One symptom of RA not often discussed is rheumatoid nodules. Though not usually painful, RA nodules can be frustrating — learn all about them here.
by Anna Scanlon on January 9, 2019
Nine Non-Medicinal Remedies for RA Management
There are many ways you can help keep RA symptoms in check without meds, like these natural remedies for rheumatoid arthritis.
by Anna Scanlon on December 27, 2018
The Link Between Rheumatoid Arthritis and Migraines
Unfortunately, RA and migraines often come as a package deal. Learn about some of the possible reasons for this and tips for coping.
by Anna Scanlon on December 10, 2018
6 Easy Ways to Reduce Your Anxiety
Many people live with both rheumatoid arthritis and anxiety. Anna shares six methods to help keep your anxiety at a manageable level.
by Anna Scanlon on October 23, 2018
How to Cope With Rheumatoid Arthritis and Cold Weather
While we don't know why exactly there's a link between rheumatoid arthritis and cold weather, many with RA feel worse for the wear in the wintertime.
by Anna Scanlon on September 26, 2018
What Exactly Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis?
The answer to the question, "What causes rheumatoid arthritis?" isn't exactly straightforward. There are many contributing factors at play.
by Anna Scanlon and Lana Barhum on July 4, 2018
Five Healthy Living Tips for People With Rheumatoid Arthritis
"Those with RA can still create a healthier lifestyle for themselves despite the pain." Anna shares on staying healthy and living with rheumatoid arthritis.
by Anna Scanlon on June 28, 2018
7 Ways to Boost Your Energy With RA
There are many ways to give your rheumatoid arthritis energy levels a boost, but it is important that do not try these when you’re suffering from a flare.
by Anna Scanlon on June 4, 2018
Can Smoking Aggravate Rheumatoid Arthritis?
While heavy cigarette smoking is unhealthy for any individual, there are certain risks associated with the combination of smoking and rheumatoid arthritis.
by Anna Scanlon on May 14, 2018