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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 - January 18, 2018
Keeping warm is extremely important during the cold temperatures that winter brings because it makes those achy rheumatoid arthritis joints happier. Winter is my worst time of year. Even if I stay... READ MORE

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By Wren - January 17, 2018
This is courage: You get out of bed in the morning even though moving hurts like a you-know-what. You know that your joint pain may be with you for the rest of... READ MORE

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By Kelly Mack - January 15, 2018
For four years running (2014 Goals, 2015 Goals, 2016 Goals, 2017 Goals), I’ve taken the time to review goals set for the year, examine how I did, and set goals for the... READ MORE

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By Wren - January 12, 2018
 “It’s all very well telling me to ‘walk through the pain,’ to stay positive, but there are layers and layers of pain.” —hareinthemoon, The Chronic Pain Files   Pain does have layers.... READ MORE

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By Angela Lundberg - January 10, 2018
I finally started seeing a new psychologist after years of feeling conflicted about “firing” my old one. I’ve technically seen him three times now, but the first appointment was many months ago,... READ MORE

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By Nan Hart - January 7, 2018
Over the years of contending with RA I have come to realize that there is a need to utilize the skills associated with will power.  The thought of practicing will power often... READ MORE

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By Kelly Mack - January 4, 2018
Tis the season for flu, colds, and other nasty critters shared via coughs, handshakes, and sneezes. I start getting twitchy on public transit when I see uncovered coughs and hear loud sneezes.... READ MORE

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By Wren - December 31, 2017
OK, everyone. Christmas is just behind us. Although it’s supposed to be a holiday filled with joy, giving, and cozy evenings playing checkers with family and friends, sipping hot cocoa around the... READ MORE

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By Wren - December 26, 2017
A recent study, funded by the Canadian Institute of Health Research, found that men with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) are 47 percent more likely than those in the general population to... READ MORE

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By Kelly Mack - December 24, 2017
One of the qualities I’ve really had to cultivate during my life with rheumatoid arthritis is grit. Defined as courage and resolve, grit has kept me going through tough times that I... READ MORE

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By Tamara Haag - December 22, 2017
The holiday season can be wonderful, giving people an excuse to decorate their homes with color during the dreary winter days, give gifts to loved ones, show appreciation to those who help... READ MORE

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