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How to Be Your Own Best Advocate With RA

It takes practice but knowing how to advocate for yourself will help you feel confident and safe in the treatments you receive.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

What Others Don’t See When You Have RA

Some of the most challenging symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis can be hard for the people around you to see. Here's how RA can be an invisible illness.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Why Isn't Your RA in Remission Yet?

People with rheumatoid arthritis should be doing better by now. There are more new treatments than ever, so why isn’t everyone in remission yet? Here's why.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

End the Opioid Stigma for Chronic Pain

While politicians, policy makers, and medical experts are arguing about the best way to solve the opioid crisis, the blogger behind Chronic Mom says opioids saved her life.

By Pamela Kaufman

People With Chronic Pain Talk About Opioids

News coverage of the opioid crisis rarely includes the voices of Americans who rely on these prescriptions for chronic pain. Here's what they have to say.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

RA Advocacy and Hardcore Hiking

Talking about the pain and vulnerabilities of RA can feel just as daunting as hiking a mountain — Emil did both. Here's his story.

By Emil DeAndreis

6 Reasons to Attend an Advocacy Conference

Attending an advocacy conference for chronic illness can seem intimidating. Here are 6 reasons why it's well worth the effort.

By Cathy Kramer

10 Rheumatoid Arthritis Advocates to Follow

If you live with rheumatoid arthritis, you can find inspiration by following these 10 bloggers and advocates.

By Cathy Kramer

Exciting Ways to Advocate for Yourself and RA

Help spread rheumatoid arthritis awareness with these exciting ways to advocate for yourself and others.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Should You Be a Patient Advocate?

A patient advocate is someone who helps patients navigate the complex maze of the healthcare system. Learn more about how you can help.

By Leslie Rott