Lana 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 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. She holds a Master’s Degree in Legal Studies and has worked for over 16 years as a legal assistant in medical malpractice defense law firms. 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.