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For the First Time, Study Shows That Behavior Can Lower Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

Thanks to a study published in Arthritis Care and Research, we know that sustained smoking cessation can reduce the risk of developing RA.

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Can the Flu Make My RA Symptoms Worse?

When you have rheumatoid arthritis, getting a cold or the flu can add stress to your immune system and make your symptoms worse.

By Ask HealthCentral

Can Rheumatoid Arthritis Cause Hearing Loss?

Studies show that people with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to have hearing loss. Here's what you can do if you think you might be affected.

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

8 RA Flare Triggers You Should Avoid

Rheumatoid arthritis flares can happen at any time. Avoid these common triggers to take control of your RA and keep flares at bay.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Do You Have Rheumatoid Arthritis?

If joint pain and stiffness has you worried about rheumatoid arthritis, learn about the common signs and tests you'll need to confirm a diagosis.

By Stephanie Stephens

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

RA Complications You Should Know About

Learn how to protect yourself from little-known rheumatoid arthritis complications like lung, heart, bone, and eye disease.

By Stephanie Stephens

Are You At Risk For Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Your age, genetics, and even exposure to smoke at a young age can have an effect on whether you develop rheumatoid arthritis.

By Eileen Bailey

Do You Have Mild, Moderate, or Severe RA?

How different are the symptoms between mild, moderate, and severe RA - and how do you treat each type? Here's what you should know.

By Mark Borigini, M.D.

Choosing The Right RA Treatment For You

If you feel overwhelmed by all the rheumatoid arthritis treatment options available, these tips can help you find the ones that work best for you.

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