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Home Care and In-Home Care: What's Covered; What's Not?

From simple tasks around the house to attending to medical needs, professionals can help you keep a loved one at home as long as possible. Here’s how to determine what services are available and whether they’ll be covered by your insurance.

By The Candid Caregiver

Is Pain a Requirement for Getting RA Support?

Do you feel sheepish about sharing your happy moments with your peers in the RA community? Our RA stories may be different, but we share one thing in common: We all need support.

By Cathy Kramer

Think Outside the ‘Bud’

Flowers are nice, but here is a list of more creative ways to help someone you care about while they are in the hospital.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

To Sleep With Your Dog, or Not to Sleep With Your Dog?

On one hand, a new study shows that sleeping with your pet can help ease chronic pain symptoms. On the other hand, another study shows that sleeping with your dog may result in… no sleep at all. So, you may not be in pain, but you won’t be well-rested. Choose your poison.

By Martin Reed

This Year (With RA) is Gonna Be Great!

Repeat after me: “I can choose to live better with my RA.” Got it? Good. Here are 10 choices to consider this new year to help you get started right now.

By Marianna Paulson, B.Ed., B.P.E.-O.R.

Top Resources for People With Leukemia

If you need help after a leukemia diagnosis, check out these organizations and websites for medical information, emotional support, and financial help.

By Eileen Bailey

When Helpful Kids Leave the Nest

When kids grow up with a parent who has RA, they learn to be empathetic and helpful. So what happens when they move out on their own? Here are tips on filling the void they've left behind.

By Cathy Kramer

Mental Health and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Coping with a chronic illness, like RA, can take an emotional toll. You don’t have to go it alone. Here’s how a mental health professional can help.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Chronically Capable: A Platform For Those With Chronic Conditions to Find Jobs

Finding a job while living with a chronic condition is no easy feat. But what if it was? This Lyme disease warrior is making it possible with a platform that connects those with chronic conditions to jobs that offer flexibility and understanding.

By Vera Gibbons

Top Resources for People With Brain Cancer

You need help when you get a brain cancer diagnosis. Check out these organizations and websites for medical information, emotional support, and financial help.

By Eileen Bailey