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Arthritis & Joints

Tips, inspiration stories, recipes, and more for those living with conditions relating to arthrtis and joints, including rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, gout, and more.

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Living With

My RA Made Me Do It

10 really great things about having RA.

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Treatment

"What We Learned About Taking a Biologic for RA"

It’ll take time, and maybe trial and error, but rest assured. Others have gone the biologic route for their rheumatoid arthritis before you, and they want you to know it’s worth it.

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Tests

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.

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Alternative Treatment

9 Rheumatoid Arthritis Remedies You Probably Haven’t Tried

These exercise, food, and lifestyle hacks can help tame RA pain and increase joint mobility.

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Complications

Rethink Steroid Shots When Your Joint's 'Out of Joint'

Before you rush out to get that corticosteroid injection for your throbbing knee, consider this—a new study says it may do more harm than good.

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Living With

9 Things You Need to Know About Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sex

Don't give up! It's worth the effort, and it might actually help our RA symptoms.

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Living With

A Very Personal Take on RA

The world isn't geared toward the chronically ill. Instead, we have to carve out our place. And after five decades of living with RA, our new columnist Lene Andersen has some things to say about that.

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Alternative Treatment

What Every Arthritis Patient Needs to Know About Cannabis

For people with arthritis pain, medical marijuana can bring relief without the side effects caused by traditional treatments. But it’s still not legal everywhere—yet.

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Diagnosis

Psoriatic Arthritis: What's Your Type?

Psoriatic arthritis isn't a one-size-fits-all situation. There are five different types, each with its own characteristics and treatment options.

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Complications

Why Your RA Doctor Needs to Know About That Annoying Dry Cough—Now

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you have a strong chance of developing interstitial lung disease. That’s right, your joint condition can actually have a big impact on how you breathe. Here, the symptoms to watch for—and five ways to reduce your risk.