Living with RA one day at a time. Get tips and best practices on how to battle RA.

By Kelly Mack - November 19, 2017
Recently I returned to physical therapy (PT) for some refresher sessions. When I last met with my rheumatologist we spoke about my questioning if my medications were working as well as I’d... READ MORE

By Wren - November 17, 2017
The holidays are upon us again, so it must be time for those handy Holiday Hacks! Having rheumatoid disease (arthritis) isn’t for sissies, and the rush, hassle, and emotional stress of the... READ MORE

By Nan Hart - November 15, 2017
So for the last couple of years, both of my great toes have been painful, in different ways, and in different spots, but nonetheless, restricting my ability to walk as long and... READ MORE

By Kelly Mack - November 14, 2017
Growing up with severe rheumatoid arthritis was not easy—physically nor emotionally and mentally. Looking back, I feel grateful that I had supportive family and friends. But I also had some extra mental... READ MORE

By Wren - November 14, 2017
One recent morning I stepped right into a little pile of dry autumn leaves as I left my apartment. The sound—crackly, crispy, whispery—brought me up short and suddenly, I wasn’t thinking of... READ MORE

By Editorial Team - November 8, 2017
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a chronic inflammatory condition, is characterized by pain, stiffness, and swelling in the joints. Over the years studies have examined the link between inflammation and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease... READ MORE

By Nan Hart - November 7, 2017
I LOVE TO LAUGH.  I simply cannot imagine my life without humor.  I grew up with a particularly witty and fun loving brother and so it is integral to my joy.  In... READ MORE

By Angela Lundberg - October 31, 2017
I’ve written about my frustrations of trying to lose weight before, especially while dealing with exhausting RA pain and the side effects from taking steroid medication (prednisone). Prednisone is notorious for causing... READ MORE

By Nan Hart - October 27, 2017
I still have fond memories from when I was a little girl and my mom would come into my bedroom, first thing in the morning, to wake me up for the day,... READ MORE

By Tamara Haag - October 26, 2017
Those who have watched the tv show Grey’s Anatomy are likely familiar with the phrase “dance it out.” When the stress of being a surgeon in a hospital where calamity and scandal... READ MORE

By Kelly Mack - October 24, 2017
About this time last year I switched biologics because the old one wasn’t working for me anymore. While the new biologic never helped as much as the previous one, it did reduce... READ MORE

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