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

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Chronic Life

Trying Something New With Chronic Illness

There's a lot of trial and error when you live with a chronic illness. Here's how you know it's time to change course.

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11 Tips For Working With RA

When rheumatoid arthritis flares up, even simple office activities require Herculean will. These strategies can help you feel more comfortable at the office.

Self-care Is Not Selfish

Self-care is important if you live with a chronic illness like rheumatoid arthritis. This infographic offers 8 helpful tips for practicing self-care.

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Chronic Life

Bad Relationship With Your Doctor?

Find out what to do when conflicts with your care team cause the relationship to go sideways.

RA Resolutions for the Holidays and Beyond!

RA Resolutions for the Holidays and Beyond!

As a person living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), try this resolution on for size: Be it resolved that I will cherish and honor my health and well-being.

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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.

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...