Latest by Lene Andersen, MSW

All About RA Treatment Options

If your current rheumatoid arthritis treatment isn’t working, maybe it’s time to consider one of these other options.

Avoid Infection While Taking Biologics for RA

Immunosuppressive medications help control rheumatoid arthritis, but they put you at risk of infection. Learn how to boost your immune system while treating RA.

How Women Can Stay Healthy With RA

If you're a woman with rheumatoid arthritis, you may be at risk of other chronic conditions. Here's how you can protect your health.

Women Are More Likely to Have Chronic Disease

Find out what chronic disease is costing American women — in finances and life — and what we can do to prevent it.

Let’s Talk About Sex With RA Meds

Rheumatoid arthritis medications can have a big impact on your sex life. Fortunately, modifying your treatment can likely help.

Important Facts About Diagnosing RA

A rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis is not always straightforward. These are the tests and considerations you may need along your journey.

Taking Pride in Your RA Body

If you’re feeling down because rheumatoid arthritis has taken a visible toll on your body, don't let shame overshadow your strength.

Can Antibiotics Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis?

For some people with low RA disease activity, the antibiotic minocycline may help. Here's what you should know about whether it could work for you.

Fatty Liver From Methotrexate?

If you're taking methotrexate and battling extra weight, you could be at risk of developing fatty liver disease, which can lead to liver damage.

Managing RA After Childbirth

If you live with rheumatoid arthritis, you may wonder how you'll cope with being a parent. Here's what you should know about RA after childbirth.