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

Managing Anger with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Managing Anger with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Anger with rheumatoid arthritis is pretty common, especially when the condition means you’re missing out on things you used to do.
by Anna Scanlon on July 15, 2015
11 Things People With RA Are Sick of Hearing

11 Things People With RA Are Sick of Hearing

11 tips for what not to say to someone with rheumatoid arthritis.
by Anna Scanlon on July 1, 2015
9 Helpful Mobility Aids for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

9 Helpful Mobility Aids for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Some people with RA may never need a mobility aid, while others rely on them for their day-to-day activities.
by Anna Scanlon on June 17, 2015
Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis in Men

Understanding Rheumatoid Arthritis in Men

Although rheumatoid arthritis can be equally devastating for both sexes, it is clear that RA affects more women than men
by Anna Scanlon on June 9, 2015
7 Tips for Pushing Yourself Safely With RA

7 Tips for Pushing Yourself Safely With RA

You should almost always listen to your body and take time out when you need to, but sometimes you just have to push through.
by Anna Scanlon on June 3, 2015
Are Nightshade Vegetables Really Bad?

Are Nightshade Vegetables Really Bad?

Nightshade vegetables often get a bad rap if you have RA or lupus. In fact, according to doctors, it is one of the only foods that they suggest avoiding.
by Anna Scanlon on April 29, 2015
Planning and Managing a Road Trip With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Planning and Managing a Road Trip With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Taking a road trip doesn’t have to be especially challenging if you know exactly what to do and how to prepare for your trip.
by Anna Scanlon on April 22, 2015
Supplements for RA: Natural Alternatives to Rheumatoid Arthritis Medication

Natural Supplements to Ease Arthritis Pain

Patients with rheumatoid arthritis can take a number of supplements to help reduce disease activity and pain.
by Anna Scanlon on April 2, 2015
RA vs Other Autoimmune Diseases

RA vs Other Autoimmune Diseases

It can be difficult for doctors to differentiate between rheumatoid arthritis and lupus, fibromyalgia and other autoimmune diseases.
by Anna Scanlon on March 4, 2015