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8 Steps to Calming an RA Flare

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Andrea Natali

The Only Rule? Don't Wait It Out

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Spot the Signs ASAP

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Talk to Your Doctor

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Kha Ruxury

Get Plenty of Rest

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Christopher Campbell

Do Some Gentle Movement

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Try Hot and Cold Packs

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Take Prescribed Medication

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Kelvin Valerio

Practice Stress Management

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For Next Time: Update Your Treatment

Sarah Fielding

Sarah Fielding


Sarah is a freelance writer based in New York City and the cofounder of Empire Coven, a digital space for highlighting trailblazing women across New York City. Her work covers a range of topics, with a special focus on mental health, sex, and relationships content, and has appeared at Bustle, Insider, Healthline, Men’s Health, mindbodygreen, Fashionista, Greatist, HuffPost, Architectural Digest, and more. Sarah has also spent time living in Italy and Australia, writing as she traveled.