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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 Mariah Z. Leach - October 21, 2013
An ordinary doctor at university student health was the first person to tell me that I had rheumatoid arthritis. I don’t remember her explaining what it was or what it meant, but... READ MORE

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By Kelly Mack - October 18, 2013
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary defines wellness as “the quality or state of being healthy.” It seems simple, but for people with rheumatoid arthritis this is not a clear definition. We can’t compare ourselves to... READ MORE

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By Angela Lundberg - October 16, 2013
I’ve been working as a substitute special education paraprofessional (para) at a high school since the beginning of the school year. Teaching has never really been a serious career option for me;... READ MORE

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By Kelly Mack - October 7, 2013
I was born a healthy and active baby in 1977. My mother likes to recount how I enjoyed climbing the cabinets and furniture, that I was physically active and bright. But around... READ MORE

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By Mariah Z. Leach - September 26, 2013
About three months after being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, I realized that I was more tired than I had ever been in my life. I was tired of my joints hurting and... READ MORE

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By Mariah Z. Leach - September 12, 2013
Overachiever is a word that really only begins to describe my youth. Growing up I was always extremely active and ridiculously busy. In high school I took all honors classes, studied Japanese,... READ MORE

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