Arthritis & Joints

Rheumatoid Arthritis

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.

Living with RA: Turning Points

"I'm healthier today than I was before I was diagnosed with RA."

Bridging the Gap: Living Well With RA

"Once you've lived with pain, you're so much more appreciative for the good days."

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Risk Factors

A Surprising Link Between Multiple Chronic Illnesses

New research suggests that people who have inflammatory bowel disease or diabetes may have a higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Find out what we know about the connection so far, and what you can do to lower your odds of developing RA.

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Self Care

5 Meditation Tips for Beginners

These meditation tips will help you stick with your practice and cope with your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms, too.

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Treatment

The Facts About Vitamin D and RA

There’s definitely a connection between vitamin D levels and rheumatoid arthritis. Find out what the research says, and what it means for you.

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Alternative Treatment

Supplements for Rheumatoid Arthritis

More and more doctors are recommending food and dietary supplements to help treat chronic diseases like RA. See which natural treatments might be right for you.

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Living With

17 Celebrities Who Have RA

Millions of people live with rheumatoid arthritis. Some of them happen to be famous. You may be surprised who’s on the list.

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Living With

Getting Better Sleep When You Have RA

Are you a reluctant member of the RA Insomnia Club? Here’s how to revoke that membership, pronto, and finally get some solid shuteye.

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Risk Factors

6 Sneaky Triggers of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Experts don’t know exactly why so many of us suffer from this autoimmune disorder, but they do know how you can minimize its effects.

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Beauty

Getting Ready With RA: 8 Easy Beauty and Style Tips

These hair and makeup tricks can help reduce your risk of a rheumatoid-arthritis flare.

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Rashes

8 Sneaky Signs You May Have Rheumatoid Arthritis

Early diagnosis is key to staying active and independent. Watch for these red flags.

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Symptoms

Disability May Begin Years Before an RA Diagnosis

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

Meet the Experts

Lene Andersen, MSW
Patient Expert
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Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer. She lives with rheumatoid arthritis.

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

Emil DeAndreis
Patient Expert
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Emil DeAndreis is an English professor and baseball coach who chronicles his journey of losing a professional baseball career to RA.