Latest by Marianna Paulson, B.Ed., B.P.E.-O.R.

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10 Reasons Not to Judge Someone With RA

Here are 10 things you should know about people with rheumatoid arthritis before you pass judgement because we seem clumsy or tired.

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Must-Read Tips for RA Hospital Stays

If rheumatoid arthritis sends you to the hospital, follow these tips to make your stay a little more comfortable.

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How To Get Mobile Again After RA Surgery

After a rheumatoid arthritis-related surgery, you likely will be anxious to begin your recovery. To help you get moving safely and quickly, follow these tips.

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10 Tips for Cleaning House With RA

If you have rheumatoid arhritis, try these 10 easy tips to help you chase away the dirt devils, dust bunnies, and clutter critters in your home.

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You, RA, and Food Choices

Food — a fully-loaded four-letter word. Nutrition, culture, allergies, addictions, habits, business, and politics, can all be packed into the things you put into your mouth. When you google rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and diet, you’ll find a smorgasbo...

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Work Accommodations and Dealing with a Colleague's Resentment

When you live with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), managing to get through your work day can be challenging enough. Fatigue, brain fog, pain, and the inability to do what is physically required of you can prove stressful. However, there’s another issue th...

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Using Sports Psychology to Live Better with RA

A diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) does not necessarily mean that you must let go of your goals and dreams. Instead, by combining a sprinkling of your life before RA, a dash of creative thinking, a dollop of brain science, and a healthy helping ...

How to Judge When to Take a Sick Day

How to Judge When to Take a Sick Day

Personal Day. Mental Health Day. Sick Day. When you work and have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), any one, or all of those titles might apply to your decision to take a day off work.

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9 Tips for When You Don't Want To Exercise

When you need to exercise, but rheumatoid arthritis has sapped your motivation, follow these tips to get yourself up and moving.

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Top 10 Devices for RA Assistance

These items and gadgets can make the little tasks in life a whole lot easier, especially if you have limited physical function.