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Rheumatoid Arthritis Will Change Your Life. It Doesn't Have to Ruin It.

After an RA diagnosis, you may have to tweak your life expectations, but you don’t have to lower them. You’re capable of much more than you know.

Stories That Inspire Us

Jodi EdwardsJodi's Story

Living With Multiple Sclerosis

"I am without a doubt healthier, stronger—both mentally and physically—and probably a better person since I was diagnosed with MS."

Ben TiberioBen's Story

Playing His Way Through Psoriasis

"I feel that the psoriasis gives me a story to tell, you know, in the form of expressing myself through my instrument."

Linzy RossLinzy's Story

Opening the (Bathroom) Door on Crohn's Disease

"I realized that I had a platform where I could actually share the positive side of Crohn's."

New and Noteworthy

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Nutrition and Exercise for Children with JRA

Appropriate diet and exercise are important for a child’s growth and development, especially for children with JRA and other chronic illnesses. Chronic illness and medications have a great impact on a child’s weight, appetite and overall health. Some ...

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Symptoms

Could You Have Ulcerative Colitis?

This type of inflammatory bowel disease comes with some gnarly side effects (hello, crushing cramps and bloody diarrhea). But once you become familiar with the most common symptoms and treatment options, relief will follow.

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Treatment

Everything You Need to Know About How Biologics Treat RA

We cut the 'med speak' and get right to the point. Biologics have the ability to bring about remission. Here's how they work and what's likely to happen when you're on them.

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Symptoms

Ulcerative Colitis Symptoms: 'Is This Normal?'

When you have ulcerative colitis, you’re bound to experience a variety of unpleasant symptoms. But how do you know when something is severe enough to go to the doctor or even the ER?

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Lifestyle

Ulcerative Colitis: Tips for Managing Records, Bills, and Paperwork

UC can bring planned and unplanned costs and paperwork. To help keep your stress level low, here are helpful strategies to make managing paperwork and finances easier.

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Complications

Why People With Diabetes Should Get Their Eyes Checked

Diabetes is a leading cause of blindness in America. Learn about diabetes-related eye conditions and how often you should get your eyes checked.

Featured Health Advocates

Lene Andersen, MSW
Patient Expert

Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer. She lives with rheumatoid arthritis.

Mike Veny
Patient Expert

Mike Veny is one of world’s leading mental health speakers and a high-energy corporate drumming event facilitator.

Mary Shomon
Patient Expert

Mary Shomon is a patient advocate and bestselling author on thyroid disease, diabetes, weight loss and hormonal health.

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Managing Psoriasis

How do you find love with psoriasis? How do you handle awkward questions or assumption? It all comes down to self confidence, our patient experts say. Here's how to boost yours.

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Smart Strategies for Tackling RA

When your body's in pain, how do you move forward? Find expert advice and use the collective wisdom of fellow RA patients and caregivers to live with greater ease at home, work, and beyond.

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Taking Charge of Psoriasis

Learn how to manage flares whether at home or away; the right way to advocate for yourself at the doctor's office; and what your dermatologist wishes you knew.