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A Mail-in RA Test is on the Market: Does It Work?

There’s a blood test for rheumatoid arthritis that you can take in the comfort of your own home, but is the diagnosis reliable? Here’s how it works and why you may still want to see your doctor.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

What Is Seronegative Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Seronegative rheumatoid arthritis can make it difficult to diagnose your condition. Hear from people who have seronegative RA, and learn how they deal with it.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Can Your RA Cause Eye Problems Too?

Believe it or not, RA issues can show up in your eyes. So if you’re experiencing dry eyes, blurred vision, or severe eye pain, it could be your RA.

By Stephanie Stephens

Important Facts About Diagnosing RA

A rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis is not always straightforward. These are the tests and considerations you may need along your journey.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Psoriatic Arthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis?

The right treatment for psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis begins with a diagnosis. Here's how you can tell these two conditions apart.

By Casey Nilsson

How to Help Your Doctor Diagnose RA Faster

People with rheumatoid arthritis often have a long journey to an accurate diagnosis. These are the steps you can take to speed the process.

By Cathy Kramer

Are Thyroid Disease and Arthritis Connected?

Did thyroid disease cause your psoriatic arthritis, or was it the other way around. Learn about the links between thyroid disease and inflammatory joint issues.

By Mary Shomon

Have Back Pain With Rheumatoid Arthritis?

If you live with rheumatoid arthritis and also experience lower back pain, here's what you should know and what you can do to ease the pain.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Be Gentle With RA Newbies

When you’ve had RA for many years, it can be hard to remember what it’s like for a newbie. Here are some tips for supporting them.

By Cathy Kramer

Misdiagnosed: A Rheumatoid Arthritis Story

Find out why it took Sandy 15 years and a painful Zumba class to finally get diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.

By Pamela Kaufman