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By Kelly Mack - March 26, 2017
Living with rheumatoid arthritis can make completing basic tasks very difficult, if not impossible. In my case, I know that my physical limitations mean it takes me longer to do things and... READ MORE

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By Michael Booth - March 24, 2017
Because my immune system has declared mutiny, unlawfully attempting to overthrow my joints, I have declared an insurrection of my own. It is a revolt against stereotypes of the chronically ill that... READ MORE

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By Wren - March 22, 2017
Remission is the Holy Grail of rheumatoid disease. We all hope for it, seek it and long for it. As we cope day by day and moment by moment with joint stiffness and... READ MORE

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By Tamara Haag - March 20, 2017
As a child, I was often the teacher’s pet, a Hermione-type with my hand shooting into the air at each query from an instructor. I was a straight-A student, always on the... READ MORE

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By Carla Kienast - March 17, 2017
There are people that I know and respect that tell me that diet affects their RA symptoms. Most frequently they avoid eating certain things that seem to worsen their RA symptoms or... READ MORE

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By kat-elton - March 16, 2017
A few months ago rheumatoidarthritis.net compiled the results of their RA in America 2016 survey. Surveys like this are so important, especially for those of us living with rheumatoid arthritis. In the... READ MORE

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By Kelly Mack - March 16, 2017
During the years I’ve lived with rheumatoid arthritis I have been assessed and measured up and down—blood tests, joint motion, physical deformities, deficiencies, and limitations galore. And yet I cannot really say... READ MORE

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By Wren - March 15, 2017
Not long ago, I jabbed a needle(!) into my belly. Ewww! Don’t deny it! I know you’re saying that because I said the same thing the first time I heard of someone... READ MORE

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By Angela Lundberg - March 14, 2017
I recently finished reading a memoir for my book club that (oddly?) made me think about RA and chronic illness–The Philosopher and the Wolf: Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death, and... READ MORE

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