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

turmeric for rheumatoid arthritis

Can Turmeric Help Reduce Rheumatoid Arthritis Inflammation?

Some research studies show that using turmeric for rheumatoid arthritis may help reduce inflammation and the negative effects of free radicals in the body.
by Lana Barhum on May 15, 2018
RA Fatigue

Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Cause Fatigue?

Even though RA fatigue can leave you drained, there are ten ways to cope, manage fatigue, and improve your energy levels.
by Lana Barhum on April 18, 2018
RA moments

You’re Allowed to Have Moments When RA Is Too Much

There are many moments with RA that may make you feel frustrated, defeated, overwhelmed or exhausted–and having these RA moments is completely okay.
by Lana Barhum on April 11, 2018
RA Symptoms

9 Serious RA Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore

Rheumatoid arthritis can cause many different symptoms, some can be easily managed and other are serious. Here are the 9 serious RA symptoms to watch for.
by Lana Barhum on April 9, 2018
10 Years With RA

What It’s Like Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis for a Decade

RA impacts everyone in different ways, for Lana, who has been living with RA for a decade, it has affected her in six different ways.
by Lana Barhum on March 27, 2018
how does rheumatoid arthritis affect the heart

Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Affect the Heart?

How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the heart exactly? People with RA can experience high levels of inflammation plus other heart disease risk factors.
by Lana Barhum on March 21, 2018
Occipital Headaches and RA

Are Occipital Headaches a Symptom of RA?

Occipital headaches are a type of headache that causes pain in the upper part of the neck and back of the head. They are common in people with RA.
by Lana Barhum on March 14, 2018
Working With Rheumatoid Arthritis

8 Tips for Coping with Rheumatoid Arthritis at Work

There are ways to keep working with rheumatoid arthritis, but it takes a few lifestyle changes from taking short breaks to managing symptoms.
by Lana Barhum on March 6, 2018
Pet Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Pet Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis: Who Rescued Who?

The benefits of pet therapy for rheumatoid arthritis include reducing stress and pain, emotional support, and boosting confidence.
by Lana Barhum on February 27, 2018
Rheumatoid Arthritis Hands

When Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects Your Hands and Fingers

Is your rheumatoid arthritis causing hand pain? Learn what causes rheumatoid arthritis hands, the symptoms and how to treat your hand and finger pain.
by Lana Barhum on February 20, 2018