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Rheumatoid Arthritis

All about rheumatoid arthritis (RA), including symptoms, traditional and complementary treatments, management, lifestyle tips like recipes for inflammation, and inspirational stories of living with RA.

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Living with RA: Turning Points

"I'm healthier today than I was before I was diagnosed with RA."

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Traci Martin Talks Managing RA While Attempting a World Record

"You just have to keep living your life."

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Bridging the Gap: Living Well With RA

"Once you've lived with pain, you're so much more appreciative for the good days."

The Latest

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Nutrition

Should You Lay Off the Cheese and Yogurt — Or Load Up?

Conflicting research says that for some inflammatory conditions, dairy is harmful, while for others, it’s actually helpful. Find out if your condition is one that should be loading up on cheese, or ridding dairy altogether.

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Tests

Taking the Ouch Out of Blood Tests

In the lab again to check on your rheumatoid arthritis? We've got six tips to make those blood draw easier.

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Treatment

Everything You Need to Know About How Biologics Treat RA

We cut the 'med speak' and get right to the point. Biologics have the ability to bring about remission. Here's how they work and what's likely to happen when you're on them.

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Treatment

How Your RA Body Feels on Biologics

Here's what to expect when you start taking a biologic drug for RA—straight from other people who take them and some medical experts, too.

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Treatment

"What We Learned About Taking a Biologic for RA"

It’ll take time, and maybe trial and error, but rest assured. Others have gone the biologic route for their rheumatoid arthritis before you, and they want you to know it’s worth it.

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Alternative Treatment

Supplements for Rheumatoid Arthritis

More and more doctors are recommending food and dietary supplements to help treat chronic diseases like RA. See which natural treatments might be right for you.

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Treatment

When Your RA Is an Actual Pain in the Neck

Up to 80 percent of people with RA have neck pain. Find out which symptoms you should not ignore.

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Living With

A Simple Energy Boost for People With Rheumatoid Arthritis

‘Spoon theory’ can help you edge out pain and fatigue to get through today without the inevitable flare tomorrow.

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Living With

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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Living With

You’re More Than Your RA

These five habits can help you live the life you want after diagnosis

Meet the Experts

Lene Andersen, MSW
Patient Expert

Lene Andersen is an author, health and disability advocate, and photographer. She lives with rheumatoid arthritis.

Cathy Kramer
Patient Expert

Cathy Kramer shares her life experiences as they relate to rheumatoid arthritis.

Emil DeAndreis
Patient Expert

Emil DeAndreis is an English professor and baseball coach who chronicles his journey of losing a professional baseball career to RA.