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What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis?

The exact cause of RA remains unknown, but research has provided clues about what may trigger this chronic illness. Here's what you should know.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

How to Learn Your Family's Health History

Get tips for talking to your parents and grandparents about important health issues that occurred across the generations.

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

Family Rheumatoid Arthritis Stories

Does hearing your mother's or grandmother’s stories of living with RA encourage or discourage you in dealing with your own condition?

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Uncovering My Family History of RA

After I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis, I wanted to get to the bottom of my mother's long history of chronic pain.

By Emil DeAndreis

Fierce Mom on a Mission: Paula Fitzgibbons

Blogger and mother talks about living with RA, how her children adjust to her chronic illness, and how she helps them cope with their own.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

What My Chronic Illness Gave My Children

Children aren’t stripped from their childhood when a parent lives with a chronic illness. It can also give them strength and empathy.

By Cathy Kramer

Chronic Illness Support From Afar

Even if your family lives far away, these are some of the ways they can still offer support for your chronic illness.

By Cathy Kramer