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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Finding Words to Describe an Invisible Illness

You look good but feel bad. How do you explain RA to others when you don’t look sick? By D.Z. Stone Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a painful, chronic inflammatory disease that can damage joints throughout the bod...
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A Polite Way of Saying “Incurable”

By Clementine von Radics When I was 21 years old, my writing career took off. I quit my day job, published my first book, and immediately started working on my second. I felt like I was on top of the world or at least on my w...
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Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis: What You See and What You Don’t

Psoriatic disease affects women physically and emotionally. By Heather Johnson Durocher It’s the simple, everyday tasks that can prove particu­larly frustrating for Jaime Moy, a Detroit, Michigan–area mom wh...
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Advice for Travelers with Rheumatoid Arthritis: It Is All in the Planning

By D. Z. Stone Social Media and Editorial Director CreakyJoints Relax—take a vacation. It is advice that’s often easier said than done. Travel can be stressful in the best of circumstances. So how can someone with a chronic illness such...
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Living and Thriving with RA: Lene Andersen

Lene Andersen, 51 Toronto, Canada I don’t remember a time before RA (rheumatoid arthritis). Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) Is a debilitating autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1.3 million people in the United States, striking ...
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Living and Thriving with RA: Sandi Davis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a debilitating autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1.3 million people in the United States, striking women three times more often than men. The disease causes the immune system to attack healthy body tis...
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Supplement with Care

By Mia James Maybe you’re thinking that dietary supplements—vitamins and herbs—sound like a healthy addition to your nutrition and wellness plan. Some supplements may offer benefit, but there can be more to these unassuming capsules tha...
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Becoming a Practiced Patient-A guide to living well with chronic disease

By Mia James When you’re living with a chronic disease, managing your health is a complex and often daunting task. You may feel better prepared for the challenge if you’re educated about your diagnosis and treatment options and take an ac...
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Nutrition and RA: A Personal Prescription

Rebecca Manno, MD, MHS, assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Rheumatology at Johns Hopkins University, addresses some common questions and misperceptions about the role of nutrition in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Q: Can a ...
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Living and Thriving with RA

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a debilitating autoimmune disease that affects approximately 1.3 million people in the United States, striking women three times more often than men. The disease causes the immune system to attack healthy body tis...