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Brisk Walks May Help, Not Harm, Arthritic Knees

Brisk Walks May Help, Not Harm, Arthritic Knees

Findings showed that substituting just 5 minutes of downtime with moderate-to-high intensity walking was linked to a 16 percent decline in the odds of needing knee replacement surgery.By Amy Norton, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, Oct. 23, 2018...
Posted 03/18/2019
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Menopause May Worsen Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

Menopause May Worsen Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms

By Robert Preidt, HealthDay ReporterMONDAY, Feb. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) -- Menopause may speed physical decline in women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a new study suggests.While rheumatoid arthritis rates in women are three times higher than...
Posted 02/14/2019
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Menstrual Cycle and RA Flares

Menstrual Cycle and RA Flares

Women with RA often experience flares during their menstrual cycle. Living with RA can mean a constant struggle against pain, especially at different points in the cycle. In addition, different treatments and procedures can affect their menstrual...
Posted 02/01/2019
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Family and Friends Not Understanding RA

Family and Friends Not Understanding RA

"I know RA is difficult for others to understand... It is hard feeling like I am judged for having pain." - A member on myRAteam Finding support and understanding from friends/family after an RA diagnosis is not always easy. The lack of empathy...
Posted 01/06/2019
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Burning Skin and RA

Burning Skin and RA

"Itching can drive me crazy!" Many members on myRAteam report the annoying symptom of itching because of RA or RA treatments. Itching, burning skin can result in loss of sleep, infections, or difficulty concentrating. On myRAteam, the social...
Posted 12/27/2018
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1 in 4 U.S. Adults Disabled by Arthritis: CDC

1 in 4 U.S. Adults Disabled by Arthritis: CDC

By Margaret Farley Steele, HealthDay ReporterTUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Arthritis is expanding its grip on Americans, with 24 million adults limited in their everyday activities because of the debilitating joint disease, U.S....
Posted 12/20/2018
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Depression and RA

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
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Exercising With Rheumatoid Arthritis

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?

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

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
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