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    1. Rheumatoid Arthritis, Work, and Disability

      Nancy Hardin, age 71, of Dyersburg, Tenn., was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) 11 years ago. A few months after her diagnosis, she quit her teaching job at a local high school because she could barely walk. Then she started taking the biologic drug Remicade and became nearly symptom-free. N

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    2. Hand Exercises for Rheumatoid Arthritis

      You need your hands to cook, clean, type, and do just about everything else. But you probably don’t think much about how important manual dexterity is unless you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or another type of arthritis that attacks your hand and finger joints. RA is a disease in which the body's

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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. Is Your Surgeon Qualified to Perform Endoscopic Surgery?

      Not every surgeon can perform endoscopic surgery. To help you learn what to look for, we turned to some top minimally invasive surgeons. What would they ask a surgeon if they were patients? Here's what they said. What are the surgeon's credentials? "You need to ask why a surgeon is qualified," says

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    6. Taking NSAIDs? Protect Your Tummy

      Nearly every arthritis sufferer has taken a traditional painkiller like aspirin or Aleve. They are a great solution for relieving pain and inflammation, but there's a definite downside. These drugs often lead to more trouble including upset stomach and bleeding ulcers. There are some 20 traditional

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    7. A Positive Outlook: Natural Healing for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

      Realistic optimism fuels the body's immune system and triggers natural painkillers.

    8. 8 Myths About Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Rheumatoid arthritis is a poorly understood form of arthritis, and myths about RA abound. Here are the top myths and the facts about this type of arthritis.

    9. How Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects Your Life

      Being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis is a life-changing experience. You need to adapt family life, work, and relationships in order to cope with RA pain and fatigue.

    10. Life With Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Learn about the importance of getting treatment for rheumatoid arthritis in the early stages of the disease.

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