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Women Are More Likely Than Men to Have a Chronic Disease

Just what every woman wants to hear. But, unfortunately, 38 percent of American women have at least one chronic health condition, compared to 30 percent of men. Find out what it’s costing women — in finances and life.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

6 Reasons Why You Should Go to an Advocacy Conference for Chronic Illness

Attending events like this can initially be intimidating. Writing and sharing your story via social media is one thing, but meeting the people who know intimate details of your life is another. However, there’s no benefit like making connections and ...

By Cathy Kramer

Can RA Go Into Remission or Disappear?

When an RA factor comes back positive, and then years later comes back negative – does that mean you’re in remission? We had a senior staff rheumatologist from Henry Ford Health Systems weigh in.

By Ask HealthCentral

How Someone Who Can’t Have Children Feels About Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is a day of celebration — but for those who can’t bear children because of a chronic condition, it can be a bit of a dreadful day.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Why Don't They Understand What I Am Going Through?

The things that family, friends, and coworkers can say that are hurtful, and leave us wondering how they don’t understand.

By Cathy Kramer

My Maturing Relationship With RA

From the time of diagnosis to years and year later, your relationship with rheumatoid arthritis evolves many times. How to change your view of living with RA to be more positive.

By Cathy Kramer

Judgemental Comments Hurt: Not All RA Is The Same

Just because you can walk, run, or have children, doesn’t mean your RA is obsolete. Everyone with RA is welcome in this community, no matter the severity.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Finding Your Athletic Side Again After RA

How to get your fitness groove back after RA seemingly takes it.

By Emil DeAndreis

Getting Started on Social Media with Rheumatoid Arthritis

The platforms you should be on, the hashtags you should be using, and the people you should be following with RA.

By Cathy Kramer

Why Your Friendship Means So Much To Me

Living with RA has its challenges – but friendship genuinely helps.

By Emil DeAndreis