Lana Barhum Title: Freelance Medical Writer Expertise: Health, wellness, and chronic illness topics, with areas of expertise in arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic disease Freelance writer since 2009Has written for Creaky Joints, Health Digest, Upwell/Alliance Health, Mango Health, the Pain News Network, New Life Outlook, and Medical News TodayHas authored hundreds of articles on various health, wellness, and chronic illness topics, with areas of expertise in arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and psoriatic diseaseAuthored a fibromyalgia information guide, a recipe guide for people with arthritis, and a rheumatoid arthritis treatment guideWorked as a patient advocate/support group manager for both Upwell/Alliance Health and healtheo360 Experience Lana Barhum has been a freelance medical writer since 2009. But she has been writing since she was old enough to create stories, and now, 30-plus years later, she is still using written words to express herself and help others navigate life with chronic health conditions. Having lived with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia since 2008, she has used her own experiences to share expert advice on living successfully with chronic disease and provide answers about various health conditions.Lana has written for Verywell Health, Creaky Joints, Health Digest, Upwell/Alliance Health, Mango Health, the Pain News Network, New Life Outlook, and Medical News Today.As a medical/health and wellness writer, she has written about various issues affecting people with chronic health conditions, including parenting and single parenting, staying gainfully employed, living life to the fullest, managing stress, navigating the emotional challenges of illness, including learning to cope and day-to-day self-management of illness.Her writing expertise includes tip articles, how-to articles, lifestyle guides, list articles, debunking myth articles, factual research, and blogging. She has also written a fibromyalgia guide, a recipe guide for people with arthritis, and a rheumatoid arthritis treatment guide. My life hasn’t been easy or perfect since my doctor diagnosed me with rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia in 2008. But I firmly believe that knowledge is power, so rather than dwelling on my situation, I choose to educate. Education Lana holds a Master’s Degree in Legal Studies and a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and has worked for more than 20 years in the legal field. She has worked in variety of legal settings where healthcare knowledge was a necessary part of the job and uses her background and experiences to educate others on chronic health conditions and various aspects of healthcare. About Health Health.com, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is an award-winning online resource for empathetic, trustworthy, and actionable health and wellness information so you can make the best choice for your health. We reach more than 9 million readers a month. We ensure the accuracy of our content by relying on seasoned health journalists, credentialed medical professionals and thorough fact checkers. Learn more about us and our editorial process.