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The Incredible Pain-Killing Powers of Orgasm

It’s difficult to harness the feel-good effects of sex when rheumatoid arthritis is in the room. We’ve got some strategies for getting in the mood and finding the pleasure that can trump your pain.

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Yes, You Need Help for Your RA, but You Are Not Helpless

There is no maximum number of ‘asks’ when it comes to needing help from a loved one, so why does it often feel uncomfortable to make yet another request?

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When Helpful Kids Leave the Nest

When kids grow up with a parent who has RA, they learn to be empathetic and helpful. So what happens when they move out on their own? Here are tips on filling the void they've left behind.

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Managing Your Social Life With RA

Learn how to manage rhemuatoid arthritis while still having a social life by learning to say no and dealing with your fear of missing out.

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Cooking With RA: Enlist Your Family's Help

When you have RA, hearing "what's for dinner?" can be a daunting question — but it doesn't have to be. Make cooking as a family an "all hands on deck" event.

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Recruit Your Kids For Your Health Team

Your kids can be a vital part of keeping your energy up and pain levels down when you have a chronic illness. Here's how to enlist their help around the house.

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Let’s Talk About Sex With RA Meds

Rheumatoid arthritis medications can have a big impact on your sex life. Fortunately, modifying your treatment can likely help.

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Mother’s Day When You Can't Have Children

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

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Don't Judge Me Because I Have RA

Words can hurt when the people around you don't understand what it's like to have rheumatoid arthritis. Here's how to cope with judgement and bullying.

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Dating Sites for People With Chronic Illness

Living with a chronic illness and looking for love? Check out these sites that were made just for you — plus some advice on how to navigate them.