Lana Barhum

Lana Barhum, Author at New Life Outlook

About Lana

Lana Barhum is a freelance medical and health writer from Northeast Ohio. She has written for a variety of online health publications, including the Pain News Network, Alliance Health, Upwell, Mango Health, New Life Outlook, Medical News Today, News Medical and The Mighty. Having lived with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia since 2008, Lana uses her experiences to share expert advice on various chronic illness and medical topics.

Lana holds a Master’s Degree in Legal Studies and has worked for over 16 years as a legal assistant. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time and trying to keep up with her two sons – ages 8 and 17, taking care of her cat, embarrassing her teenager, exploring nature and historical sites, and visiting her local Amish country.

You can find Lana’s most recent work at Upwell, Mango Health, the Pain News Network, New Life Outlook, Medical News Today and News Medical.

You can see more of Lana on here website here.

Lana's Work

Rheumatoid Arthritis Causes

Nine Possible Causes of Rheumatoid Arthritis

While the exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis is still unknown, scientists and researchers have discovered some possible rheumatoid arthritis causes.
by Anna Scanlon, Lana Barhum and Effie Koliopoulos on May 1, 2019
Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis

What It’s Like Receiving a Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis

It is not uncommon for RA patients to see several doctors and even get misdiagnosed before they eventually receive a rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis.
by Lana Barhum on March 26, 2019
Navigating the Holidays with RA

9 Tips for Getting Through the Holidays With Rheumatoid Arthritis 

The holidays with RA can be a challenge, but don't let rheumatoid arthritis ruin your holiday spirit! Use these nine tips to get through the season.
by Lana Barhum on December 11, 2018
Coping With RA Morning Stiffness

Tips to Overcome Morning Stiffness Quickly and Comfortably

RA morning stiffness is one of the most common complications of RA. Finding ways to simplify your morning routine can make starting the day with RA easier.
by Lana Barhum on October 30, 2018
Acupuncture for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Can Acupuncture Help With Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain?

While acupuncture for rheumatoid arthritis may help to reduce pain and inflammation. Learn the benefits and risk of acupuncture for RA here.
by Lana Barhum on October 10, 2018
Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

What Parents Should Know About RA in Children

Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) is a type of rheumatoid arthritis that causes stiffness and inflammation in joints of children 16 years of age or under.
by Lana Barhum and Marlene Wallace on August 7, 2018
Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

20 Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms That Shouldn’t be Ignored

There are a number of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms to look out for if you think you are at risk, including pain and swelling in the joints.
by Lana Barhum on August 2, 2018
Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet

Stay Pain Free With These Rheumatoid Arthritis Diet Tips

RA is a difficult disease to manage, but with the right rheumatoid arthritis diet you can ease your symptoms and start feeling better.
by Krystina Ostermeyer and Lana Barhum on July 25, 2018
Xeljanz for RA

Can Xeljanz Help Manage Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Xeljanz is the latest treatment available for managing RA and it is growing increasingly popular. Learn more about Xeljanz for RA.
by Lana Barhum on June 12, 2018
Cleaning With Rheumatoid Arthritis

9 Tips for Cleaning With Rheumatoid Arthritis

You may think cleaning with rheumatoid arthritis isn’t realistic, but it can be possible by trying these nine simple strategies to stay pain-free.
by Lana Barhum on May 22, 2018
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