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    1. 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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    2. 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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    3. 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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    4. 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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    5. 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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    6. 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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    7. How to Get in the Mood When You Have RA

      Sex is a huge part of your relationship. It keeps you connected to your partner, and it can still be a great part of your life, even with rheumatoid arthritis. The trick is to take a little extra care. RA can slow you down. These simple tips can help you get in the mood and make your sex life more f

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    8. Talking About RA: Who Will You Tell, and How?

      You may be the one who has rheumatoid arthritis, but it's going to touch a lot of other people in your life -- your partner, your kids, your close friends, and your coworkers. They’ll want to know how to support you. But there’s a problem. "Most people don't have a clue what RA is," says Patience Wh

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    9. What Helps You Curb RA Fatigue?

      If you have rheumatoid arthritis, you know what fatigue means. Your friends and family might think you're just tired, but that doesn't come close. Although you may not be able to stop RA fatigue completely, you can lessen it and have more energy to enjoy life. These strategies make a difference. Res

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    10. Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug May Also Ease Vitiligo

      By Mary Elizabeth Dallas HealthDay Reporter WEDNESDAY, June 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- It's only been tested in one patient so far, but researchers report that a drug for rheumatoid arthritis may be a promising treatment for the discoloring skin condition known as vitiligo. Vitiligo is characteriz

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