All about rheumatoid arthritis (RA), including symptoms, traditional and complementary treatments, management, lifestyle tips like recipes for inflammation, and inspirational stories of living with RA.
Did you know that staying in bed for an RA flare isn’t always best? Experts recommend alternating periods of rest with movement to keep joints from getting stiff. These 10 tips can help you during your next RA flare.
Warming up with a bowl of chili or crunching on a sweet apple can actually benefit your rheumatoid arthritis. We detail which fall foods can help or harm your RA.
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.
We all do it — pretend that everything is OK when really, it isn’t. Whether you’re putting on a brave face to protect yourself, or to shield others from knowing what it’s like to live with a chronic condition, you’re not doing either of you any favors.
When your body's in pain, how do you move forward? Find expert advice and use the collective wisdom of fellow RA patients and caregivers to live with greater ease at home, work, and beyond.
Can you guess which world record this mom with RA broke? Find even more stories of men and women staying active with rheumatoid arthritis, from the dance studio to the shores of the Great Lakes.
Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer. She lives with rheumatoid arthritis.
Cathy Kramer shares her life experiences as they relate to rheumatoid arthritis.
Previous studies have shown that people with a particular version of the human leukocyte antigen (HLA) gene are at increased risk for developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and that environmental factors, such as cigarette smoking and air pollution, ca...
Bacteria commonly found in milk and beef, Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP) may trigger rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in people with a genetic predisposition to the disease, according to a study from the University of Central Florida ...
Post-menopausal women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) experience faster physical decline than pre-menopausal women with the disease, according to a study involving more than 8,000 women and published in Rheumatology. Symptoms of RA, including painful ...