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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

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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

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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

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By Wren - November 10, 2017
Starting a new drug treatment always makes me hopeful. But I’ve learned the hard way to be realistic. Most of us believe in our doctors. We believe the medicines they prescribe will... READ MORE

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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

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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

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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

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By Nan Hart - October 29, 2017
It is important to remember that there are many options for participating in the world of entertainment and RA should not prevent that! Nan

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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

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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

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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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