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13 Pointers for a New RA Diagnosis

Just got the news? These tips may help you adjust to life with rheumatoid arthritis more easily.

By Lisa Fields
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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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That RA Body is Rockin'

Having a positive body image with RA is tricky when you don't feel great about the way your joints look and feel. But it is possible to love your body. You just need to embrace a different view of what you see in the mirror.

By Cathy Kramer
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12 Books About Living With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Figuring out how to live well with rheumatoid arthritis can feel isolating. These 12 authors have been in your shoes and their books are incredibly helpful.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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What to Do When You’re Diagnosed With Psoriatic Arthritis

Three top psoriasis bloggers weigh in on what to do after diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis.

By Sabrina Skiles
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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.

By Stephanie Stephens
Doctor explaining ankylosing spondylitis to woman.

What's Your Ankylosing Spondylitis Prognosis?

If you've recently been diagnosed with ankylosing spondylitis, you're probably anxious to know your prognosis. Here's what you can expect.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN
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Diagnosing Ankylosing Spondylitis

A person with ankylosing spondylitis may have stiffness and pain at the base of the spine. These are the tests, scans, and exams you'll need to get a diagnosis.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN
Man with back pain.

What is Ankylosing Spondylitis?

Learn more about ankylosing spondylitis, a type of inflammatory arthritis in the joints of the spine.

By Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN