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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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Secondhand Smoke Exposure as Kids Tied to Women's Arthritis

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

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

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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