Anna Scanlon

Anna Scanlon, Author at New Life Outlook

About Anna

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.

Anna's Work

Rheumatoid Arthritis Energy

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
Smoking and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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
Arthritis in the Kitchen

10 Kitchen Tricks to Make Cooking Easier With RA

There are a few things you can do to make dealing with rheumatoid arthritis in the kitchen easier, especially if you're cooking for several people at once.
by Anna Scanlon on May 7, 2018
Rheumatoid Arthritis Bruising

Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Cause Bruising?

If you have RA you've likely said the words, "I bruise like peach." Learn how to care for and cover up rheumatoid arthritis bruising, and when to seek help.
by Anna Scanlon on April 30, 2018
6 Tips for Combating Morning Stiffness

Seven Strategies for Facing RA Morning Stiffness

Unfortunately, one symptom many people of RA face is rheumatoid arthritis morning stiffness. Thankfully, there are ways to manage this symptom.
by Mariah Leach and Anna Scanlon on November 1, 2017
Traveling With RA

9 Tips for Traveling With RA

Traveling with RA can be painful, as symptoms often worsen during a trip. Try some of these tips to make your trip more enjoyable and less painful.
by Anna Scanlon on May 10, 2016
Rheumatoid Arthritis Infection Risks

How and Why to Reduce Your Risk of Infection

Infections are common, but when you have RA or any other autoimmune disease, they can wreak havoc. Lessen your rheumatoid arthritis infection risk today!
by Anna Scanlon on April 26, 2016
Christmas Shopping With RA

How to Make Christmas Shopping With RA Easier

While it can be a great way to hang out with friends and family and sip gingerbread lattes, Christmas shopping with RA can be stressful and exhausting.
by Anna Scanlon on December 15, 2015
Accepting Rheumatoid Arthritis

The Path to Accepting Rheumatoid Arthritis

"Your journey is yours and yours alone," writes Anna on the path to accepting rheumatoid arthritis and how to move on after diagnosis.
by Anna Scanlon on October 28, 2015
Relaxation Techniques for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Relaxation Techniques for Rheumatoid Arthritis

There are several ways to relax and de-stress that not only melt away the stresses of the day, but help with RA pain, too.
by Anna Scanlon on September 29, 2015