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Living With

Getting Active Again After RA

Read how this former professional baseball player finally got his athletic groove back after his rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis.

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Friendships

Why Friendships Means So Much With RA

Living with rheumatoid arthritis has its challenges – but good friendships give me the strength and support to live a rich and happy life.

Zumba class.
HealthCentral Tries It

A Guy's Perspective on Zumba for RA

A man with rheumatoid arthritis tries his wife's Zumba class. The good: constant movement with no joint pain. The bad: confusion, and...twerking?

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Family Health

Uncovering My Family History of RA

After I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis, I wanted to get to the bottom of my mother's long history of chronic pain.

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Yoga

How to Enjoy Yoga With Rheumatoid Arthritis

A former professional athlete tries yoga with rheumatoid arthritis. Learn how he was able to enjoy his sessions by modifying the poses.

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How to Be a Man With RA

As a man, you are expected to be courageous, strong, and a provider for your family. That's easier said than done when you have RA.

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Five Questions

Pro Golfer Kristy McPherson On Life With RA

The LGPA's Kristy McPherson was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis as a young child, and she was told she’d never play competitive sports. Look at her now.

Doctor checking hands for Rheumatoid Arthritis.
Symptoms

How to Deal With Early Symptoms of RA

Don't brush off early symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Here's what to do when you realize the pain, stiffness, and tenderness isn’t going away.

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Self Care

Taking Care of Yourself With Chronic Illness

Life with a chronic illness can often overshadow the rest of your health, but it’s important to care for your overall health as well.

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Five Questions

American Ninja Warrior Host on Living With RA

Diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at 31, standup comic and American Ninja Warrior host Matt Iseman finds strength in comedy and community.