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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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Rashes

8 Sneaky Signs You May Have Rheumatoid Arthritis

Early diagnosis is key to staying active and independent. Watch for these red flags.

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Symptoms

Disability May Begin Years Before an RA Diagnosis

Listening to those early rheumatoid arthritis symptoms and seeking treatment means a better shot at remission.

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Living With

These Hacks Promise a Better Day With Arthritis

People with arthritis share tips for battling morning stiffness and pain.

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Chronic Life

If You Have a Chronic Illness, Follow These 12 People on Instagram

Influencers talk straight about what it’s like to have chronic pain and live your best life.

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Alternative Treatment

What Every Arthritis Patient Needs to Know About Cannabis

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.

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Nutrition

Worried About Rheumatoid Arthritis? Drink This, Not That

Not sure which drinks could be increasing your risk of RA? Or, if you already have RA, worried about triggering a flare with your cup of coffee? Here’s what you should know.

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Diagnosis

Is My Arthritis Pain Age-Related or Something More?

Osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis are not the same conditions. Know the differences so you can seek the right treatment.

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Living With

When a Bra is Necessary — But Painful — Try These Tips

You could ditch it all-together, but on days when you need a supportive bra, here are some ways to make wearing a bra work with your rheumatoid arthritis.

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Fitness

5 Best Exercises for Joint Pain

Joint pain can get in the way of people with rheumatologic conditions being able to move around and live normally. The simple exercises described by physical therapists here can be the key to getting relief – and back in the game.

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Risk Factors

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.