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"I didn’t know how long I was going to be able to move."

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How to Judge When to Take a Sick Day

How to Judge When to Take a Sick Day

Personal Day. Mental Health Day. Sick Day. When you work and have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), any one, or all of those titles might apply to your decision to take a day off work.

By Marianna Paulson, B.Ed., B.P.E.-O.R.
What Does RA Feel Like?

What Does RA Feel Like?

Want your loved ones to know how you feel? Send this around.

By The HealthCentral Editorial Team
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Can RA Cause Shortness of Breath?

Joint pain, stiffness, swelling, and hoarseness and shortness of breath? Yes! RA can affect the smaller joints in the head and neck.

By Lisa Emrich
10 Resources to Make Life Easier with RA

10 Resources to Make Life Easier with RA

For some, it’s the jar that might as well have a padlock. For others, it’s the childproof cap on a prescription bottle standing between them and relief of pain. Then there is the keyboard that makes your wrists hurt, scissors that cause the base join...

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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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.

By Lene Andersen, MSW