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They’re Back in the Game

A few years ago, Kirsten Schultz thought they'd have to give up everything they'd been working for. Their complications of RA almost became too much—almost. Read our latest installment of #HappyTears.

By Rosemary Black
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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."

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Living with RA: Turning Points

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

Teresa D'Angelo

How One Woman Found Freedom From RA

When rheumatoid arthritis threatened to lock up her life. Teresa D'Angelo found an escape. Get ready for some #HappyTears!

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Your Steroid Side-Effects Questions Answered

Steroids can calm an RA flare, but they have risks. Here's how to get the effects you want and minimize the ones you don't.

By Lara DeSanto
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This Author's RA Story Is a Very Good Read

In our latest #HappyTears profile, Erik Henry Vick shares the moment he decided to fight back against rheumatoid arthritis.

By Leslie Goldman
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Dear Loved Ones: This Is What RA Feels Like

Rheumatoid arthritis is more than painful joints. Here’s how it can change your life and why support is so necessary.

By Lene Andersen, MSW
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Infection-fighting Tips for People With RA

Treatments for rheumatoid arthritis are pretty great at controlling symptoms, but some can make it harder for you to fend off germs. Follow these steps to protect yourself.

By Sarah Fielding
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Failure-Proof Your Goals

Setting three tiny personal goals each month—instead of one huge one for the entire year—allows room for setbacks and restarts that keep you moving forward.

By Lene Andersen, MSW