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Creator of Laced Hair Extensions Lives With MS

While she’s applying hair extensions for some of the world’s top celebrities, she’s also battling MS.

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Life in the RA Community After Remission?

When you’re in remission, you may feel like you don’t fit in the RA community anymore – but you do.

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The Link Between Thyroid Disease and Gluten

Having a sensitivity to gluten, whether Celiac or not, can increase your chance of developing thyroid disease.

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Emergency Preparedness With Chronic Illness

Natural disasters, terrorist attacks, and other emergencies are especially risky for people with chronic illess. Here's how to stay prepared.

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How Are Hyperthyroidism and Graves' Disease Treated?

A look at treatments for hyperthyroidism and Graves’ disease, including drugs, RAI, and surgery.

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Antithyroid Drugs for Graves’ Disease and Hyperthyroidism

Including options like Methimazole (Tapazole) and propylthiouracil (PTU).

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Hypothyroidism and Hashimoto's Disease: The Difference

These two terms are not interchangeable – but one does cause the other.

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What I Wish I'd Known Before Starting a Biologic

Five women share what they’ve learned since starting a biologic medication—and what they wished they’d known beforehand.

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Thrifty Home Fitness Tips for RA

Staying fit with rheumatoid arthritis doesn't require expensive classes or gym memberships. Try these easy, budget-friendly ways to stay fit from home.

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From Natural Remedies to Medications for RA

Here's how I knew when it was time to move from natural remedies to medications for treating my rheumatoid arthritis.