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Can You Have Both Graves' AND Hashimoto's?

This is a common question about two separate yet similar autoimmune thyroid diseases. The truth is: You can have both, and at the same time.

By Ask HealthCentral

What You Need to Know About Methotrexate

When you first get diagnosed with RA there is a very good chance that you will leave your doctor’s office with a prescription for methotrexate. Here’s everything you should know about the medication, from side effects to benefits.

By Lene Andersen

Can Gene Therapy Work for RA?

Gene therapy is on the horizon for cancer patients, so researchers are testing to see if it will work for RA, too. The treatment would aim to eliminate pain in specific areas of your joints, like your hands, wrists, and more.

By Casey Nilsson

Rare Disease Advocate Encourages Advocating for Your Disease

Candace H. Lerman is the 1 in 10 Americans with a rare disease. Learn how she’s brought attention to her condition through advocating in Washington, D.C. on Capitol Hill.

By Erin L. Boyle

11 Possible Complications of Ankylosing Spondylitis

Because AS is progressive and systemic, it can impact many different parts of the body that you may not even know about.

By Charis Hill

Is Your Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment Working?

Are your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms responding to your treatment plan? Use our assessment to find out whether your RA treatment plan may need adjustments to improve your everyday life.

By Gina Battaglia

Hand Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis

Exercises that strengthen the muscles around your joints to help reduce pain.

By Lene Andersen

The Thyroid and Immune Benefits of Probiotics

If you’re going to go the highly recommended probiotic route, these are the ones you should be taking for your thyroid.

By Mary Shomon

The Benefits of Zumba for RA

One of our HealthCentral contributors takes a zumba class and talks about the pros and cons for his RA.

By Emil DeAndreis

Top Chronic Illness Books You Should Read

No matter what chronic illness you are living with, these books will have you nodding along.

By Lene Andersen