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    1. 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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    2. When Men Get Rheumatoid Arthritis

      One morning in 1972, Bill Mulvihill woke up to severe pain and stiffness in his elbow. “It was locked in a right angle. I couldn’t unlock it. And I never fully did again,” says Mulvihill, now 68 and living in Cincinnati. Back then, Mulvihill thought he’d injured his elbow playing basketball. When hi

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    3. How to Manage Fatigue From Rheumatoid Arthritis

      When your rheumatoid arthritis leaves you feeling drained, reboot your energy levels with the right moves. Exercise, healthy food, and good sleep habits are secret weapons in your fight against fatigue. It might seem counter-intuitive, but regular exercise can help you strike back against extreme ti

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    4. Rheumatoid Arthritis Symptoms You Shouldn't Ignore

      You probably know all about the swelling and pain in your joints that comes and goes when you have rheumatoid arthritis. But don't neglect unusual symptoms that crop up on other parts of your body. They could be symptoms of complications or side effects of medicine you take. Watch out for these 10 p

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    5. Expert Advice on How to Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

      When you're trying to figure out how to manage the pain and stiffness that come with RA, you'll have lots of questions about how to sort through the options. WebMD spoke with Ana-Maria Orbai, MD, assistant professor of medicine in rheumatology at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, to get ideas on

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    6. How to Manage Depression With Rheumatoid Arthritis

      If you've had RA for a while, it won't come as a surprise: A serious case of the blues can sometimes tag along with your achy joints.  But it doesn't have to be this way. The right approach can lift your spirits and keep depression from becoming a regular visitor. Your first step is to ease the join

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    7. RA and Pregnancy: The Facts About Conceiving

      If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and are thinking about starting a family, you probably have lots of questions and concerns. Will your RA affect your chances of getting pregnant? Are your medications safe during pregnancy? What if you decide to stop taking them? Will your RA flare? These are al

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    8. Rheumatoid Arthritis May Shorten Life Span

      By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, Nov. 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Rheumatoid arthritis may raise the risk of early death by as much as 40 percent, with heart and respiratory problems the most common contributors to a shortened life span, a new study suggests. And among those who died of

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    9. RA Treatments: What Are Your Options?

      When you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), your body’s immune system attacks your joints and organs. Not only could it cause serious joint damage, it might also raise your risk of other problems like heart disease. That’s why it’s important to diagnose your RA early so you can begin treatment as soon

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    10. Could Oral Contraceptives Help Ease RA?

      By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Oral contraceptives -- also known as birth control pills -- may ease pain and improve functioning in women with rheumatoid arthritis, a small German study suggests. "Women with inflammatory arthritis who were currently u

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