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Living With

Fierce Mom on a Mission: Paula Fitzgibbons

Blogger and mother talks about living with RA, how her children adjust to her chronic illness, and how she helps them cope with their own.

"The Stimulati Experience" author Jim Curtis and his dog Odie.
Lifestyle

Finding Your Stimulati

Jim Curtis' new book "The Stimulati Experience" is a guide to help people who have experienced trauma become empowered to change their story.

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Drug Costs

NBA All-Star Manages Pain Without Opioids

After ten post-surgery recoveries using opioids, Grant Hill tried a non-opioid approach the eleventh time around.

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Diagnosis

Survive Your First Rheumatologist Appointment

Learn what you can bring to help you through your first appointment with a rheumatologist — and make it a success.

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Can Diet Help You Manage RA?

Learn what a recent survey revealed about how diet impacts people's lives with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Advocacy

Exciting Ways to Advocate for Yourself and RA

Help spread rheumatoid arthritis awareness with these exciting ways to advocate for yourself and others.

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Loving Baseball with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Emil DeAndreis had to quit professional baseball because of rheumatoid arthritis. Learn how he rekindled his love of the game by writing his memoir.

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What People With RA Want You to Know

Members of our RA community explain what they wish other people understood about life with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Chronic Life

Missing Out Because of Chronic Illness

When rheumatoid arthritis causes me to miss out of life, I turn to my friends, family, and support groups to help me feel like myself again.

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Hair Loss From Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Yes. Hair loss is another potential complication of RA. Find out why it happens and what you can do about it.