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How Doctors Diagnose Rheumatoid Arthritis

Do you suspect you might have rheumatoid arthritis? These are the signs that your physician will look for to diagnose or rule out the condition.

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Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Complications

The most common CLL complications include frequent infections, increased risk of other cancers, immune system problems, and tumor flares.

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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.

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Are You At Risk For Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Learn about the nine most common risk factors for RA and what you can do about them.

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Fighting Opioid Dependency After Stomach Cancer

Some cancer patients survive treatment, only to become dependent on opioids. Here's the story of one man who experienced exactly that — and with help from all sides, battled through.

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Little Treats for Happier Diabetic Feet

Diabetes can do a number on your feet—but these patient-approved products will pamper, soothe, and heal.

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Your Liver on Hepatitis C

Here’s how this infection impacts your liver, from the moment you get it until after you’re treated.

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Should I Exercise When I'm Sick?

Some people believe in sweating out the sickness — but is it safe?

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Is It Time to Break Up With Your Biologic for Crohn’s?

Biologics can be hugely helpful, but the first one you start might not always be The One. Here’s how to know when it’s time to switch.

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10 Surprising Ways Rheumatoid Arthritis Can Affect Your Eyes—And How To Treat 'Em

RA can do a number on your eyes as much as your joints. We bring the most common symptoms and treatments into focus.