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

Writing With Rheumatoid Arthritis: Choosing a Pen to Write Comfortably

Writing With Ease Despite Rheumatoid Arthritis

Writing with rheumatoid arthritis is an activity many sufferers struggle with. Luckily, there are solutions to help make writing easier and ease the pain.
by Lana Barhum on February 5, 2018
Apps for Rheumatoid Arthritis: How Your Smartphone Can Help With RA

These Smartphone Apps Could Help Your RA Symptoms

There are several apps for rheumatoid arthritis management available. These eleven apps for Apple and Android are recommended by RA experts.
by Brenda Vanta and Lana Barhum on January 24, 2018
Rheumatoid Arthritis Headaches: When RA Becomes a Pain in the Head

When Rheumatoid Arthritis Gives You a Headache

Although your rheumatoid arthritis headaches may not seem connected, they likely are. Learn about why, and what you can do to ease the pain.
by Lana Barhum on January 17, 2018
Sleep Better with RA

The Link Between Sleep Quality and RA Symptoms

One third of RA patients have trouble sleeping. Here are some tips to help you sleep better with RA to help ease symptoms.
by Lana Barhum on January 10, 2018
Treatment for RA

Can Early Treatment for RA Minimize Joint Damage?

Early treatment for RA is aimed at reducing inflammation to the joints, relieving pain, minimizing any disability caused by pain, joint damage or deformity.
by Lana Barhum on January 2, 2018
What Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Feel Like?

This Is What Rheumatoid Arthritis Actually Feels Like

"I was curious to see how others living with RA would explain how it feels." How patients answer the question, "What does rheumatoid arthritis feel like?"
by Mariah Leach and Lana Barhum on November 22, 2017
Top Tips for Thanksgiving with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Tips on How to Make the Most out of Thanksgiving With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Preparing for Thanksgiving with rheumatoid arthritis can be a bit challenging, but it can be done, and with very little pain. Try these tips.
by Lana Barhum on November 16, 2017
I Have Rheumatoid Arthritis: Ignoring RA and Moving Forward

Ignoring RA and Moving Forward Because You Have To

"I have rheumatoid arthritis (RA)." Lana talks about what living with RA is like and about ignoring RA and moving forward because you have to.
by Lana Barhum on November 8, 2017
Rheumatoid Arthritis Rash

How Do You Know If You Have a Rheumatoid Arthritis Rash?

Beyond affecting the joints, rheumatoid arthritis can cause a variety of skin complications. Be aware rheumatoid arthritis rash and other issues.
by Krystina Ostermeyer and Lana Barhum on October 25, 2017
Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis

What Is Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Seronegative rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is the diagnosis of RA without specific antibodies in a person’s blood. Learn about the symptoms and more here.
by Lana Barhum on October 12, 2017