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Live Well with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Getting to Know Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease and chronic inflammatory condition that causes pain, redness, heat, swelling and stiffness in the joints and surrounding cartilage and bone. RA most often affects the hands, including wrists and finger joints, but it can attack just about any joint in the body, including your feet, knees, elbows, hips, shoulders and others. Inflammation from RA n...
Rheumatoid Arthritis vs. Osteoarthritis

Explains Dr. Oz, "Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes the body to attack its own tissues. Osteoarthritis, on the other han...

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How Rheumatoid Arthritis Damages the Entire Body
Are You at Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

As you get older, it's normal to feel occasional joint pain or stiffness that comes and goes, but what if that awful, early morning stiffness won&...

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Complications of Rheumatoid Arthritis

Cartilage and joint damage aren't the only effects of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Unfortunately, RA can also impact other parts of your body increa...

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9 Must-Ask Rheumatoid Arthritis Questions
Is It Time to See a Doctor for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Occasional joint pain doesn't usually require medical treatment, but pain that won't go away or that gets worse shouldn't be ignored. See ...

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6 Questions to Ask Your Doctor about Rheumatoid Arthritis

Suspecting you have RA or being diagnosed with it brings up a lot of stressful feelings and emotions, not to mention—a lot of questions. You wan...

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Diagnosing Rheumatoid Arthritis

When you see a rheumatologist about joint pain symptoms for the first time, he or she will look at several factors to determine if you have rheumatoid...

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: Treatment and Remission

In her blog, RAWarrior.com, RA advocate and Sharecare Top 10 Online Influencer, Kelly Young says, "I always thought remission was the Holy Grail ...

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Medications for Rheumatoid Arthritis

In most cases, treatment for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) begins with medication. Common drugs for RA can be divided into two categories: drugs that trea...

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Coping with Emotions When You Have RA

"Getting a diagnosis of RA can arouse a gamut of emotions," says Nathan Wei, MD, director of the Arthritis Treatment Center in Frederick, Ma...

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