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

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By Kelly Mack - September 18, 2017
In previous articles, I’ve written about finding a good doctor and firing bad ones. But another important part of my experience with good clinical support focuses on the staff at a medical... READ MORE

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By Tamara Haag - September 15, 2017
There is the fleeting pain of a stubbed toe, a paper cut, a banged funny bone. That sort of pain surges, eclipses one’s focus for a moment, and then subsides. It is... READ MORE

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By Nan Hart - September 14, 2017
So often when we consider our life before and after RA, the focus, not surprisingly, falls to the negative.  Of course, that makes perfect sense since RA is a chaotic, painful, progressive,... READ MORE

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By Wren - September 13, 2017
A recent study carried out by researchers at the Dept. of Cardiology, Univ. Heart Centre in Zurich, Switzerland, showed that ibuprofen can cause a dangerous rise in blood pressure. According to an... READ MORE

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By Kelly Mack - September 12, 2017
People mean well. I will start off by acknowledging this fact. But nevertheless, there are things I still don’t want to hear from strangers. Frequently when someone new learns that I was... READ MORE

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By Tamara Haag - September 8, 2017
I’ve compared having rheumatoid arthritis (RA) to feeling like a human eggshell. This painful disease leaves one feeling vulnerable, as the subtle pressures of the world, such as a receiving a hug... READ MORE

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By Carla Kienast - September 6, 2017
It seems like there is a lot of discussion about pain – specifically chronic pain – these days. My BFF and fellow contributor Wren wrote of her personal experience recently in her... READ MORE

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By Wren - August 31, 2017
It’s the Year 2017. Why hasn’t medical science developed a serious, real, safe, non-addictive alternative to opioids to relieve chronic pain–I’m including the pain caused by rheumatoid disease? Well, as it turns... READ MORE

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By Carla Kienast - August 25, 2017
Recently I had the great opportunity to attend a meeting where many different facets of healthcare were represented. There were doctors and pharmacists and practice managers and people who did insurance authorizations.... READ MORE

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By Wren - August 23, 2017
What happens when your pain from rheumatoid disease gets too big to handle? What can you do when your go-to tools, such as heat/ice; distraction; meditation; CBT; gentle exercise; various lotions and... READ MORE

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