Latest by Lene Andersen

Foods That Can Make Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Better

While those with RA respond differently to foods — some positive, and some negative — a new study shows evidence of the impact of specific foods and diets for RA. Find out which ones you should turn to, and which to avoid.

10 Things Even RA Vets May Not Know

There have been so many developments in RA over the last decade that there are complexities that even those who have lived with RA their entire lives may not know. Be aware of discoveries like RA’s link to heart disease and dental health.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Medications and Pregnancy

It’s commonly believed that if you’re pregnant, you shouldn’t take any medication at all because it may hurt the baby. But when you have RA, it may actually be better for both you and your baby to control your RA with medication. Here’s what you can ...

What You Need to Know About RA and Pregnancy

Can I still take my medication while pregnant? Will I pass RA to my baby? Will my RA get worse while I’m pregnant? These are real and tough concerns — and we’re addressing all of them.

Learning Self-Defense When You Live With Chronic Pain

Living with a chronic illness and pain may affect our ability to resist a potential attack. So how can we tailor self-defense to our unique needs? Here are some tips.

10 Tips for Traveling with Medication When You Have RA

How to prepare your medications, the vaccinations you should have, how to store your meds on the go, and the documents you should have with you at all times when traveling with RA.

5 Questions With Actress Julie Chayko

How she pushes through her RA to continue dancing, acting, and performing on stage in front of a live audience.

Don't Judge Me Because I Have RA

Whether it’s by doctors, friends, colleagues, or even your closest family, their words can hurt when they just don’t understand what it’s like to live with RA.

Are You at Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Genetics, gender and age, and environmental factors can all contribute to your risk of developing RA. While there isn’t a surefire way to predict if you’ll get RA, this new blood test might give you some insight.

Dating Sites for People With Chronic Illness

Living with a chronic illness and looking for love? Check out these sites that were made just for you — plus some advice on how to navigate them.