Rheumatoid Arthritis

Find the latest news and stories on rheumatoid arthritis (RA), including symptoms, treatments, management, and inspirational stories of living with RA.

Traci Martin Talks Managing RA While Attempting a World Record

"You just have to keep living your life."

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Meet Your New Favorite Side Dish: RA-Friendly Sweet Potatoes

This sweet potato recipe incorporates many ingredients known to help alleviate inflammation in people with RA, such as ginger, turmeric, and parsley. Oh, and it’s delicious, so it’s a win-win.

By Emil DeAndreis

My Secret Coping Mechanism for Dealing With RA

When RA pain creeps in, it’s hard to handle the rest of the world. That’s why this mom secretly turns to this coping mechanism.

By Cathy Kramer

Can Antibiotics Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis?

For a small group of people living with RA, who have low disease activity, antibiotics may do the trick for treatment.

By Lene Andersen

“Fatty Liver” Possible Side Effect of Methotrexate

If you are taking methotrexate and battling extra weight, you could be at risk of developing a fatty liver, which can lead to fibrosis and cirrhosis of the liver.

By Lene Andersen

The Complex Relationship Between Periodontal Disease and Rheumatoid Arthritis

People who have RA can experience any of a number of oral problems including dry mouth (xerostomia), methotrexate-induced mouth ulcers, temporomandibular disorders such as TMJ, infection, and periodontal disease (gingivitis and periodontitis).

By Lisa Emrich

Meet the Experts

Lene Andersen

Patient Expert

Cathy Kramer

Patient Expert

Cathy Kramer shares her life experiences as they relate to rheumatoid arthritis.

Emil DeAndreis

Patient Expert

Lene Andersen

Patient Expert