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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

Bachelor party.
Living With

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.

Celebrate ten years.
Living With

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.

Man working on home improvement project.
Living With

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.

Man listening to music through headphones.
Living With

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.

Smiling fashionable young woman in front of Brandenburger Tor in Berlin, Germany.
Treatment

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.

Butternut Squash Stuffing,
Living With

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 healthy fruit bowl for breakfast.
Nutrition

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.

Spaghetti squash.
Nutrition

Dinner With RA? Spaghetti Squash Pesto Bake

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

Daria Kusevich.
Living With

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 class.
Fitness

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.