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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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If You Have a Chronic Illness, Follow These 12 People on Instagram

Influencers talk straight about what it’s like to have chronic pain and live your best life.

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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.

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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.

Diverse group of supportive people advocating for accessible rheumatoid arthritis treatment.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Some of the patient voices at HealtheVoices 2018.

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.

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10 Rheumatoid Arthritis Advocates to Follow

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