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Rheumatoid Arthritis:  Why Don't They Understand What I Am Going Through?

Why Don't They Understand What I Am Going Through?

The things that family, friends, and coworkers can say that are hurtful, and leave us wondering how they don’t understand.

Graphic of person pointing, and text bubbles "They can't possibly have RA because...They don't look like me"

Not All Rheumatoid Arthritis Is the Same

Just because you can walk, run, or have children with rheumatoid arthritis, doesn’t mean your experience isn't valid. Everyone with RA deserves support.

Randy Headrick

Confronting RA by Getting Back on The Bike

Read the story of Randy Headrick and how a motorcross accident kickstarted his journey with rheumatoid arthritis.

Baby taking her first steps.

Be Gentle With RA Newbies

When you’ve had RA for many years, it can be hard to remember what it’s like for a newbie. Here are some tips for supporting them.

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How to Find RA Support on Social Media

Social media is a great way to connect with others who share your experience with rheumatoid arthritis. Here's how to get started.

Emil DeAndreis with his friends on his wedding day.

Why Friendships Means So Much With RA

Living with rheumatoid arthritis has its challenges – but good friendships give me the strength and support to live a rich and happy life.

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Top Resources for Bladder Cancer Support

If you or someone you know is dealing with bladder cancer, these are the places where you can find support.

Senior woman giving gift to caregiver.

Caregiver Gifts: Creative Ways to Show Appreciation

If you ask any caregiver what they want, they're likely to say "more time in the day," or "a clone machine." If you're looking for more tangible (read: Possible) options, though, consider these thoughtful treats that say, you're cared about, too.

Depressed young woman sitting and leaning against the wall.

Will My Depression Go Away?

During treatment, people respond differently to different interventions because depression has various triggers.

Social circle of support

Gathering Friends and Relatives for Depression Support

Looking no further than our friend circles can show us where to start for depression support or if it’s time to find a support group or therapist instead.