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Depression and RA

Living with RA is both painful and lonely, giving depression a foothold. Depression can be debilitating. It may mean missing out on time with friends, struggled to take a walk, or being unable to work full-time. Depression can cause low...
Posted 12/07/2018

Exercising With Rheumatoid Arthritis

By Len Canter, HealthDay ReporterTHURSDAY, Sept. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Different from osteoarthritis, which is the wear-and-tear breakdown of joint cartilage experienced over time, rheumatoid arthritis, or RA, is an autoimmune disease that...
Posted 11/29/2018
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What are you thankful for?

As the year comes to a close, many of us at myRAteam are reflecting on the year and what we're thankful for. Living with rheumatoid arthritis isn't easy, but taking a moment to share gratitude with the community can help boost spirits. To share...
Posted 11/20/2018
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Family Support and RA

At times RA causes us to depend on our family members or partner. Family and loved ones may not understand or know how to help. It can be hard just leaving the house, let alone socializing. Support from close relationships is an important part of...
Posted 11/19/2018

Secondhand Smoke Exposure as Kids Tied to Women's Arthritis

By Amy Norton, HealthDay ReporterWEDNESDAY, Aug. 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Women who were regularly exposed to secondhand smoke as children might be at slightly increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, a new study hints.Rheumatoid arthritis is...
Posted 10/30/2018
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Too Much or Too Little Weight May Worsen Rheumatoid Arthritis

By Mary Elizabeth Dallas, HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, April 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity may accelerate and amplify the crippling symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, new research suggests.Conversely, the researchers also found that...
Posted 10/26/2018
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Fish Eaters Report Less Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

Study suggests most fish may play role in controlling symptoms: The most frequent fish eaters reported less pain and swelling compared to those who ate fish less than once a month, the study found.By Gia Miller HealthDay ReporterFRIDAY, June 23,...
Posted 10/09/2018
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Replace Fear-Based Thinking with Love-Based Thinking

"Replace fear-based thinking with love-based thinking. Every time you're making a choice, ask yourself if it's going to cultivate the experience of unity and love or the experience of separation and stress." – Deepak ChopraWe all experience fear....
Posted 09/09/2018
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Acceptance: Realigning Expectations and Extending Grace to Ourselves

"But that's not the way it's supposed to be!" is a common thing we say when our expectations fall short. It happens to all of us. Some members of myRAteam have found the practice of "allowing and letting be" in the midst of a trying to be a way to...
Posted 08/29/2018
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What fruits and vegetables are in season?

One way to eat a healthier diet and include more fruits and vegetables is to eat what’s seasonally available. There’s a farmer’s market close to the office, so this past week's purchases were a cantaloupe, some basil, a couple of peaches. Time for...
Posted 08/27/2018
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