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Doctor giving a rheumatoid arthritis patient a vaccine.

What You Need to Know Before Getting Vaccinated

When you have RA, you have approximately double the risk of infection compared to the general population because of your suppressed immune system. But before you get vaccinated to protect yourself, this is what you need to know.

Woman with cold experiences heightened symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis.

Can the Flu Make My RA Symptoms Worse?

When you have rheumatoid arthritis, getting a cold or the flu can add stress to your immune system and make your symptoms worse.

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Ankylosing Spondylitis Can Lead To Depression

As if AS pain isn’t enough to deal with, it can also affect your mental health. Learn why managing depression should be a natural part of your treatment.

Martian outpost, illustration.

A Martian With Ankylosing Spondylitis

Find out how this scientist roams Mars while also living with ankylosing spondylitis in our compelling interview with Dr. Tanya N. Harrison, Ph.D.

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How to Navigate Medicare With RA

How can you know which Medicare plan you'll need for rheumatoid arthritis? We break it all down to help you determine which is right for you.

Tired, sweaty couple pouring water on their heads after exercise.

9 Ways to End Psoriatic Arthritis Fatigue

You don't have suffer fatigue from psoriatic arthritis. Try these nine practical tips to keep your energy up, and your mind and body healthy.

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How to Get the Best RA Treatment

A new treatment style called treat-to-target tailors your rheumatoid arthritis care plan to your symptoms. Here's how it works.

Doctor explaining arthritis to a patient.

Osteoarthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Learn about the causes, age range, and joint pain that set these two conditions apart — and the medications you should be taking for each.

Woman holds her sore wrist from RA hand pain.

Home Remedies for RA Hand Pain and Stiffness

Pain and swelling in your hands can be par for the course with rheumatoid arthritis. These simple at-home remedies can make all the difference.

Gout

Let’s Get Our Gout Facts Straight

A gout expert from the Cleveland Clinic answers all of your burning questions about gout (no pun intended) — like why it affects more men than women, and which foods to avoid.