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Psoriatic Arthritis: Need a Treatment Change?

There are too many treatment options to settle for one that’s not working. Watch for these red flags that suggest it’s time to talk to your doctor about switching things up.

By Amy Marturana Winderl
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Psoriatic Arthritis and Disability: All Your Questions, Answered!

If your PsA symptoms are so severe that it’s difficult to keep working, you may want to apply for disability benefits. Start here, with this basic guide to the often-confusing process.

By Amy Marturana Winderl
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These Hacks Promise a Better Day With Arthritis

People with arthritis share tips for battling morning stiffness and pain.

By Charlotte Hilton Andersen
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RA Hacks for Household Chores

A day of decluttering can lead to pain and fatigue if you have RA. Use these tips to make household duties less likely to end in a flare.

By Cathy Kramer
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Good Morning, Stiff Joints! Let’s Have a Better Day

A good night’s sleep is great for your RA, but that long period of inactivity can mean waking with stiff, sluggish-to-move joints. Try these tricks for easing morning stiffness, giving you a jump start to your day.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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Failure-Proof Your Goals

Setting three tiny personal goals each month—instead of one huge one for the entire year—allows room for setbacks and restarts that keep you moving forward.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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It's OK to Be Vulnerable About Your RA

Smiling through the pain might make small talk with others easier, but no one’s giving out Oscars for denying your truth.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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Simple Fatigue Fighters for Psoriatic Arthritis

PsA got you pooped? Patients share their best energy-boosting strategies so you can try them, too.

By Sabrina Skiles
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My RA Made Me Do It

10 really great things about having RA.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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Taking the Ouch Out of Blood Tests

In the lab again to check on your rheumatoid arthritis? We've got six tips to make those blood draw easier.

By Lene Andersen, MSW