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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

It's Your Rheumatoid Arthritis, Not Your Doctor's

You are the expert on how you feel. Help your doctor find the best treatment options for your RA by speaking up for yourself in the exam room.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

A Good Doctor is Hard to Find

Finding a good rheumatologist is like dating: You may have to try a few before finding 'the one.'

By Lene Andersen, MSW

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.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

How to Get the Best RA Treatment

A new treatment style called treat-to-target tailors your rheumatoid arthritis care plan to your symptoms. Here's how it works.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Seeing a Pain Specialist for RA

Treating rheumatoid arthritis doesn’t begin and stop with a rheumatologist. A pain specialist is also an important part of your care team.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Combined Clinics for Psoriatic Arthritis

Combined Dermatology-Rheumatology clinics are popping up across the U.S. to treat psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Learn why a collaborative approach is best.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Can You Imagine an RA-Free Future?

With precision medicine, it may eventually be possible to diagnose RA before any symptoms appear, and preventative treatments may be tailored to you.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

How Women Can Stay Healthy With RA

If you're a woman with rheumatoid arthritis, you may be at risk of other chronic conditions. Here's how you can protect your health.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Is Your Doctor's Office RA-Friendly?

When you live with rheumatoid arthritis, you spend a lot of time at the doctor’s office. Here's how to make sure yours can accommodate your RA needs.

By Marianna Paulson, B.Ed., B.P.E.-O.R.