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Christine Miller

Patient Expert

Christine Miller wrote about rheumatoid arthritis as a Patient Expert for HealthCentral. She was diagnosed at 16 months old with polyarticular juvenile rheumatoid arthritis and has gone through the ebbs and flows of disease activity — many medications, much time spent in physical and occupational therapy, surgeries, and periods of relative remission.

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Swimming and Water Exercise for RA

If you live with rheumatoid arthritis, swimming and other water exercises can be a great way to reduce pain and build strength without stressing your joints.

Wrist splints pros and cons

Wrist splints pros and cons

The wrist is one of the most common joints to be affected by rheumatoid arthritis. In fact, about 75% of people with RA have arthritis in the wrists, marked by pain, inflammation, joint structure damage and loss of range of motion. Wrist splints, lik...

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Drinking with Rheumatoid Arthritis

In early June, and for weeks since, news outlets have been writing about a study showing that responsibly drinking five or more servings of wine or other alcohol a week cuts the risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis by up to 50%. Those who drank 1-...

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Why vitamin D is so important for people with RA: Part 1

ave you seen the recent news about how Vitamin D may be underestimated for its health benefits and how Americans may be terribily deficient in the vitamin? We can let the scientists battle that out, but Vitmain D may be important for those of us with ...

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Does Rheumatoid Arthritis Cause Hearing Loss?

Some people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) complain of hearing loss, a full feeling in their ears or fluid in their ear. Although hearing loss is not a common symptom of RA, it can be chronic for those who have RA. Studies seem to disagree about what ...