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  1. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Keeping a Positive Outlook

    The stress of waging a constant health battle can get to you. Day after day, week after week. It's easy to get down, depressed. Just ask Carla Guillory. She's become an expert at what psychiatrists call realistic optimism -- reining in your thoughts, keeping fears and negativity at bay. It's been Gu

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  2. Diet and Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Fix Fast and Simple Meals

    Everyone wants to save time and energy in the kitchen. It's particularly important when aching joints from arthritis turn preparing a meal into a monumental task. We've put together some ideas for easy meals that take the strain off your hands and body and don't wear you out. At the same time, they

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  3. Exercise Can Ease Fibromyalgia Pain

    Fibromyalgia is so difficult to diagnose that it can take years before patients understand what’s making their bodies ache. When Lynn Matallana began noticing unexplained pain and fatigue in 1993 -- “pain in every part of my body, pain that felt like acid in my veins” -- it took her nearly two years

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  4. Psoriatic Arthritis and Psoriasis: What's the Connection?

    What's the connection between psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis? Both are thought to be caused primarily by your immune system. But not everyone who has psoriasis -- which causes patches or plaques of scaly and inflamed skin -- develops psoriatic arthritis. This form of inflammatory arthritis causes

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  5. Cosmetic Cover-up Tips for Psoriatic Arthritis: Look and Feel Your Best

    They say looking good is the best revenge, so why not get back at your psoriatic arthritis?  Though you may be concerned over the ways psoriatic arthritis affects your appearance, there are ways to camouflage problem areas and enhance your looks and your self-esteem.   Because most people with psori

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  6. The Brave Face

    Diagnosed with disfiguring lupus at 12, Nicole Paxson channeled her frustrations into an innovative makeup line.

  7. Fibromyalgia and Medical Marijuana

    Fibromyalgia, a chronic pain syndrome, is hard to treat and impossible to cure. With pain so debilitating, patients may wonder about trying medical marijuana to ease their discomfort. Still widely controversial, "medical marijuana" refers to the smoked form of the drug. It does not refer to the synt

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  8. Scientists Search For Rheumatoid Arthritis Genes

    After a half-dozen pint-sized robots organize genetic material onto plates and feed it into computers, Peter K. Gregersen, MD, painstakingly mines the data, hoping to discover the unique genes that make some people more susceptible to rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Gregersen, head of the Feinstein Insti

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  9. Rheumatoid Arthritis: Keeping a Positive Outlook

    The stress of waging a constant health battle can get to you. Day after day, week after week. It's easy to get down, depressed. Just ask Carla Guillory. She's become an expert at what psychiatrists call realistic optimism -- reining in your thoughts, keeping fears and negativity at bay. It's been Gu

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  10. Can the New Wave of Watery Workouts Help Your Arthritis?

    Last one in the water is a ... Remember this challenge from your childhood? For today's fitness-conscious adults, it has new meaning. Don't be the last person to discover the new wave of water workouts -- for strength and cardio training, flexibility, relaxation, rehabilitation, and weight managemen

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