Latest by Lene Andersen, MSW

Environmental and Geographic Influences on RA

New studies show that where you live and the environment in which you live - such as highly polluted areas - can be the reason why you have RA.

What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis?

While the exact cause of RA remains unknown, we do now know, thanks to research, that genetics, hormones, and even dental health can trigger this chronic illness.

The Secret to RA May Be in Your Mouth

Learn more about how your oral health may trigger RA, and how RA can affect your teeth.

Depression and Chronic Illness: A Real Discussion

A HealthCentral contributor’s experience with depression due to living with multiple sclerosis. How she deals, and how you can, too.

Exercise With Severe RA: Making Tea Counts

Sometimes getting out of bed can be exercise enough - so don’t be so hard on yourself.

You're Doing RA Wrong: Dealing With Unsolicited Advice

Living with RA is much like being pregnant: Someone will always have an opinion about how you are approaching life with this condition - and they won’t hesitate to share it.

Judgemental Comments Hurt: Not All RA Is The Same

Just because you can walk, run, or have children, doesn’t mean your RA is obsolete. Everyone with RA is welcome in this community, no matter the severity.

13 Things to Know for Rheumatoid Arthritis Newbies

Being diagnosed with RA can be incredibly overwhelming. Let us guide you and support you with these tips for newbies.

4 Surprising Joints Affected by RA

It’s common knowledge that RA affects joints in the hands, arms and legs. But there are other joints you should know about.

Trending Topics for Rheumatoid Arthritis

What’s happening in the RA community this month? We’ve got you covered.