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Arthritis Foundation: “Coping With an Arthritis Flare,” “Definition of Flare,” “How Fat Affects Rheumatoid Arthritis,” “RA and Infection Risk,” “Rheumatoid Arthritis and Pregnancy,” “Rheumatoid Arthritis: Self-Care,” “Why Your RA Went Into Remission, but Relapsed.”
BMC Psychiatry: "Depression and anxiety in patients with rheumatoid arthritis: prevalence rates based on a comparison of the Depression, Anxiety and Stress Scale (DASS) and the hospital, Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS)."
Journal of the American Physical Therapy Association: "Chronic Stress, Cortisol Dysfunction, and Pain: A Psychoneuroendocrine Rationale for Stress Management in Pain Rehabilitation."
Mayo Clinic: “Septic arthritis," “Smoking and rheumatoid arthritis: What's the risk?” “Stress management.”
Harvard Health Publishing: “How to sleep well despite chronic pain.”
American College of Rheumatology: “Fibromyalgia,” “Preliminary criteria for clinical remission in rheumatoid arthritis.”
Arthritis Research & Therapy: “Sustained rheumatoid arthritis remission is uncommon in clinical practice.”
Cleveland Clinic: “Rheumatoid Arthritis.”
Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology: “Obesity, adipose tissue and rheumatoid arthritis: coincidence or more complex relationship?”
Vitamin D Council: "Am I deficient in vitamin D?" "In rheumatoid arthritis, vitamin D levels are related to disease severity, inflammatory cytokines, and bone loss."
American Medical Association: "8 Reasons Patients Don't Take Their Medications."
Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases: "Diagnostic delay in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and ankylosing spondylitis: results from the Danish nationwide DANBIO registry."