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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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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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What Every Arthritis Patient Needs to Know About Cannabis

For people with arthritis pain, medical marijuana can bring relief without the side effects caused by traditional treatments. But it’s still not legal everywhere—yet.

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Taking CBD Oil for RA

CBD oil comes from the cannabis plant, and it's an increasingly popular alternative treatment for people with chronic pain from RA.

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Can This 'Pacemaker for the Brain" be a Cure for RA?

A device that gives small electrical stimulations to the brain could eliminate the need for RA medications in some people, but will it take the disease away entirely? A rheumatology expert weighs in on vagus nerve stimulation.

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What It’s Like to Live With RA — In Germany

How is life with rheumatoid arthritis different around the world? We spoke to a woman in Germany to find out about her treatments, support system, and life with RA.

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Why a Massage Might Help Your RA

Some people with rheumatoid arthritis think a massage will make their condition worse, but a good massage can actually reduce pain and improve joint function.

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A Tropical, RA-Friendly Breakfast in a Bowl

Try this rheumatoid arthritis-friendly, anti-inflammatory breakfast bowl that’s packed with protein and fresh produce.

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Can Acupuncture Help Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Learn how this traditional Chinese medicine might help your modern-day RA by reducing pain and inflammation.

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30 Days of CBD Oil for RA Pain

Our resident “try it” guy, Emil DeAndreis, took CBD oil for 30-days to see if it would help his rheumatoid arthritis pain. Find out what happened.