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Do I Need a Specialist for My Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Why your primary care doctor isn’t the best person to handle your treatment

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Disability May Begin Years Before an RA Diagnosis

Listening to those early rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and seeking treatment means a better shot at remission.

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Is My Arthritis Pain Age-Related or Something More?

Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are not the same conditions. Know the differences so you can seek the right treatment.

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A Mail-in RA Test is on the Market: Does It Work?

There’s a blood test for rheumatoid arthritis that you can take in the comfort of your own home, but is the diagnosis reliable? Here’s how it works and why you may still want to see your doctor.

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Psoriatic Arthritis: Need a Treatment Change?

Psoriatic arthritis is unpredictable and progressive: it can worsen gradually, and even imperceptibly. If any of the items on this checklist apply to your condition, it may be time to talk to your doctor about a new treatment plan.

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Coming Soon: A Reliable and Affordable Diagnostic Test for Psoriatic Arthritis

An accurate diagnosis of psoriatic arthritis is critical to effective treatment. Read about the National Psoriasis Foundation's efforts to find a reliable and affordable diagnostic tool for psoriatic arthritis.

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What Is Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Seronegative rheumatoid arthritis can make it difficult to diagnose your condition. Hear from people who have seronegative RA, and learn how they deal with it.

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Is Autoimmune Disease Triggering Your Hives?

Up to 40 percent of people with chronic hives also have autoimmune issues like thyroid disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and celiac. Are you one of them?

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Can Your RA Cause Eye Problems Too?

Believe it or not, RA issues can show up in your eyes. So if you’re experiencing dry eyes, blurred vision, or severe eye pain, it could be your RA.

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Lupus Is Killing More Young Women Than Reported

Lupus has been identified as a leading cause of death in young women. Among women aged 15 to 24, it is the leading chronic inflammatory disease, ranking higher than diabetes, chronic lower respiratory disease, and liver disease. We talk to an expert and patient about how to beat the statistics.