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.
"I'm healthier today than I was before I was diagnosed with RA."
"You just have to keep living your life."
"Once you've lived with pain, you're so much more appreciative for the good days."
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Are you the only member of your family that lives with an autoimmune disease? Do you have more than one autoimmune disease, a condition known as polyautoimmunity? We have talked about comorbidities, such as my dual diagnoses of MS and RA, but we have...
Getting an RA diagnosis can be tricky because several diseases mimic RA symptoms. These conditions are often mistaken for RA.
Diagnosing rheumatoid arthritis takes some detective work, especially because so many health problems cause similar symptoms. Our guide helps you spot the clues so you can get the treatment you need.
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.
Get a perspective from the other side of the opioid crisis, where these medications provide vital relief for people with chronic pain.
For people with arthritis pain, medical marijuana can bring relief without the side effects caused by traditional treatments. But it’s still not legal everywhere—yet.
Can you take your medication while pregnant? Will you pass RA to your baby? Will your condition get worse during pregnancy? Read on to learn the answers.
These five habits can help you live the life you want after diagnosis
If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you have a strong chance of developing interstitial lung disease. That’s right, your joint condition can actually have a big impact on how you breathe. Here, the symptoms to watch for—and five ways to reduce your risk.
New research suggests that people who have inflammatory bowel disease or diabetes may have a higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis. Find out what we know about the connection so far, and what you can do to lower your odds of developing RA.
When your body's in pain, how do you move forward? Find expert advice and use the collective wisdom of fellow RA patients and caregivers to live with greater ease at home, work, and beyond.
Can you guess which world record this mom with RA broke? Find even more stories of men and women staying active with rheumatoid arthritis, from the dance studio to the shores of the Great Lakes.