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Latest by Lene Andersen, MSW

4 Surprising Joints Affected by RA

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.

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Pushing Boundaries With Rheumatoid Arthritis

What’s happening in the RA community this month? We’ve got you covered with upcoming articles that are all about pushing your boundaries.

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Autoimmune Diseases

Helpful Hand Exercises for RA

If your hands hurt from rheumatoid arthritis, hand exercises like curling your fingers and doing jazz hands can help keep your hands flexible and strong.

Books about life with chronic illness.
Gift-Giving

Top Chronic Illness Books You Should Read

No matter what chronic illness you are living with, these books will have you nodding along.

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Family Health

Family Rheumatoid Arthritis Stories

Does hearing your mother's or grandmother’s stories of living with RA encourage or discourage you in dealing with your own condition?

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Living With

Top 10 Rheumatoid Arthritis Articles in 2017

Check out our most popular rheumatoid arthritis and chronic illness articles from 2017.

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Living With

Gifts for Life With Chronic Illness

How to navigate the chaos this time of year and actually enjoy the holidays.

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Family Health

Glasses Show Teens With Colorblindness World of Color

Ryan and Garrett Allardyce are 16-year-old identical twins who are red-green color vision deficient. They try glasses that correct for color blindness and experience a new world of color.

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Treatment

How to Self-Inject Your RA Medication

Get helpful information and tips from the RA community about what to expect when you self-inject your rheumatoid arthritis medications.

What is the weirdest, strangest, craziest, most bizarre thing a doctor has ever said to you about RA?
Living With

The Craziest Thing a Doctor Told Me

Straight from the RA community — you’ll never believe what some of these doctors have said about their conditions.