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    1. How to Handle Rheumatoid Arthritis at Work

      Your rheumatoid arthritis (RA) doesn't have to stand in the way of a satisfying career. The right office set-up, helpful gadgets and tools, and support from your manager are some of the key ingredients to success on the job.  "I was diagnosed with RA when I was 26, and I have always worked full-time

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    2. How Physical Therapy Helps RA

      You can make your day-to-day life with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) easier by going to physical therapy. It helps you move better, get stronger, and maybe even have less pain. To get started, ask your rheumatologist for a referral. She may have a physical therapist that she often works with. You can al

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    3. Smoking Hikes Early Death Chances for RA Patients

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter MONDAY, April 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking increases the chances of early death in people with rheumatoid arthritis, but quitting smoking significantly reduces that risk, a new study suggests. "This research provides important evidence that the risk of earl

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    4. How to Manage Your RA and Get Relief

      One night Stephanie Hass, then 34, collapsed on her couch, completely exhausted. When she woke up, she could hardly move. "All my major joints were swollen -- my knees, shoulders, ankles, wrists, hands. It was so painful I couldn't walk. It felt like there were knives in my feet," she says. Hass was

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    5. RA: Best and Worst Supplements and Herbs

      People in some parts of the world have used herbal remedies to treat diseases for centuries. But in the United States, we tend to rely heavily on traditional Western medicine. Still, the use of dietary supplements has taken off in the last few decades. A 2011 survey from the CDC found that more than

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    6. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lymphoma: What’s the Link?

      Sure, it’s scary to see an ad on TV that says your RA drugs might make you more likely to get lymphoma, a type of cancer in your lymph nodes. But that’s not something for most people to worry about, says Eric L. Matteson, MD, chair of rheumatology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. “The majority o

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    7. 6 Life Hacks for Your Rheumatoid Arthritis

      When Kelly Ann Pierce was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) at age 15, she didn’t know anything about it. Now 42, Pierce is practically an expert. And if there’s anything she’s learned over the past 27 years, “it’s that you can have a good, full life, even with RA,” she says. Like most people

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    8. Rheumatoid Arthritis and Your Sex Life

      Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can change a lot of things, including your love life. Around half of men and women with RA say they’ve had some trouble in the bedroom, like pain during intercourse and low sex drive. But an RA diagnosis doesn’t have to mean the end of your sex life. If anything, intimacy s

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    9. 8 Diet Tips for Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief

      Food might not be the first thing on your mind when you have the stiffness, swelling, and pain of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). But what if it could provide some relief? It’s no substitute for your medicine, but it can help, says Anca D. Askanase, MD, clinical director of rheumatology at Columbia Unive

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    10. RA, Smoking, and Alcohol

      Your joints hurt for weeks from a bout of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). So you reach for a cigarette to make yourself feel better. You’re really making it worse. An occasional glass of wine or two, though, is all right -- as long as your doctor gives you the OK. Will Smoking Ignite Your RA? No one know

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