Latest by Lene Andersen, MSW
Untreated RA combined with chronic stress is a double whammy that contributes to a risk of heart disease. Some say stress also contributes to their RA flares. Here’s what to know about stress and how to get a handle on it.
If you’re hunting for a job with RA, you’ll need to adjust your search criteria. But take heart, the right fit is out there.
There’s a blood test for rheumatoid arthritis that you can take in the comfort of your own home, but is the diagnosis reliable? Here’s how it works and why you may still want to see your doctor.
Having RA increases your risk of getting osteoporosis and suffering fractures from it. Here’s what you need to know.
A device that gives small electrical stimulations to the brain could eliminate the need for RA medications in some people, but will it take the disease away entirely? A rheumatology expert weighs in on vagus nerve stimulation.
You are the expert on how you feel. Help your doctor find the best treatment options for your RA by speaking up for yourself in the exam room.
Finding a good rheumatologist is like dating: You may have to try a few before finding 'the one.'
It takes practice but knowing how to advocate for yourself will help you feel confident and safe in the treatments you receive.
A good night’s sleep is great for your RA, but that long period of inactivity can mean waking with stiff, sluggish-to-move joints. Try these tricks for easing morning stiffness, giving you a jump start to your day.