Emil DeAndreis

Patient Expert

Emil DeAndreis is a baseball coach, and an English professor at College of San Mateo. His memoir, Hard To Grip, chronicles his journey of losing a professional baseball career to rheumatoid arthritis. He lives in San Francisco with his wife. Follow along with Emil on Twitter.

Emil is also a Social Ambassador for the RAHealthCentral Facebook page.

Latest by Emil DeAndreis

A Bachelor Party Without the Hangover

Your rheumatoid arthritis means planning ahead to avoid flares from too much of a good thing. Here’s how to eat, drink, and be merry at your next dudes’ weekend.

The '10 Year Challenge' — RA Style

A decade with RA changes you physically and mentally. And it can alter the way you see your future. Emil shares his personal journey 10 years post-diagnosis.

RA Isn’t Your Ticket Out of a Home-Improvement Job

That DIY project your partner has not-so-gently suggested you tackle? You can hack it, even with RA. Here’s how to do it without ending up with a monster flare.

Music Can Make Life With RA Sound Better

Turning on music you love can provide an inspiring soundtrack for exercise, self-expression, and an all-around richer life with rheumatoid arthritis.

What It’s Like to Live With RA — In Germany

How is life with rheumatoid arthritis different around the world? We spoke to a woman in Germany to find out about her treatments, support system, and life with RA.

A Warming Side Dish That Won’t Mess With Your RA

When it comes to special-occasion food, there are dishes so good, and so easy to make, they quickly make their way into your regular recipe rotation — like this one!

A Tropical, RA-Friendly Breakfast in a Bowl

Try this rheumatoid arthritis-friendly, anti-inflammatory breakfast bowl that’s packed with protein and fresh produce.

Dinner With RA? Spaghetti Squash Pesto Bake

This soul-warming casserole replaces inflammation-triggering pasta with rheumatoid arthritis-friendly spaghetti squash.

Rheumatology in Russia

In this Q&A, Russian rheumatologist Daria Kusevich shares what it's like to be a rheumatoid arthritis patient in Russia.

Pilates With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Emil tried pilates for rheumatoid arthritis. Find out why he thinks it's a good workout option for staying fit while relieving joint stress.