Autoimmune Diseases


Gluten Free Diet for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Can a gluten-free diet cure chronic illness without side effects?

By Lene Andersen, MSW

What You Need to Know About Methotrexate

When you first get diagnosed with RA there is a very good chance that you will leave your doctor’s office with a prescription for methotrexate. Here’s everything you should know about the medication, from side effects to benefits.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Can Gene Therapy Work for RA?

Gene therapy is on the horizon for cancer patients, so researchers are testing to see if it will work for RA, too. The treatment would aim to eliminate pain in specific areas of your joints, like your hands, wrists, and more.

By Casey Nilsson

Is Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Working?

Are your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms responding to your treatment plan? Use our assessment to find out whether your RA treatment plan may need adjustments to improve your everyday life.

By Gina Battaglia

Hand Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Exercises that strengthen the muscles around your joints to help reduce pain.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

The Benefits of Zumba for RA

One of our HealthCentral contributors takes a zumba class and talks about the pros and cons for his RA.

By Emil DeAndreis

Top Chronic Illness Books You Should Read

No matter what chronic illness you are living with, these books will have you nodding along.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Remake of Traditional Holiday Recipes

If you have a chronic condition, sticking to foods that are good for you can be challenging, but we have you covered.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

One Woman’s Invention Makes Winter Bearable for People with RA

After years of suffering through the winter, this mom invented gloves that would perfectly fit and comfort her hands that were disfigured from RA.

By Casey Nilsson

10 RA Advocates to Follow

If you’re living with RA, you should be following these bloggers for inspiration.

By Cathy Kramer