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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.

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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.

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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.

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Do You Have RA And Not Know It?

How do you know if you have rheumatoid arthritis, and not something else? Look for these identifying symptoms.

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Avoid Infection While Taking Biologics for RA

Immunosuppressive medications help control rheumatoid arthritis, but they put you at risk of infection. Learn how to boost your immune system while treating RA.

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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.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Oral Health

If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you may also experience dental problems. Here's what you should know about the connection.

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Why You Need Folic Acid With Methotrexate

Taking methotrexate for rhematoid arthritis can cause folate deficiencies that lead to mouth sores, stomach problems, and other complications.

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Managing the Side Effects Of Methotrexate

Experts weigh in on the side effects of methotrexate, how long they can take to subside, and how to prevent them.

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Methotrexate for RA: What You Should Know

Methotrexate is the gold standard treatment for rheumatoid arthritis. Here's everything you should know about this chemotherapy before you start taking it.