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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Sleep

Many people with rheumatoid arthritis also have difficulty sleeping. If you are one of them, here are some dos and don'ts that may help improve your sleep. ...(more)

Laboratory Tests for Diagnosing Rheumatoid Arthritis

Your doctor may perform some or all of these laboratory tests if he or she suspects that you have rheumatoid arthritis....(more)

Considering Biologic Medications to Treat RA

Biologics have been shown to help slow the progression of RA in some patients - what should you consider before trying one?...(more)

Famous People With Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune form of arthritis, where the immune system attacks the body's own joints and tissues. According to the Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center, about one to two percent of the world's population is living with RA. Here are some famous people who are currently living with RA....(more)

Alternative Treatments

Green Tea & Rheumatoid Arthritis

Drinking green tea may help ease the pain and inflammation associated with rheumatoid arthritis. ...(more)

Treatment Options For Rheumatoid Arthritis - Part Two

There is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but in addition to medications a variety of treatment options do exist. Read about moderate physical activity, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and surgery in Part One. With a combination of medications and treatment options, most people with RA can still live happy and fulfilling lives. However, before making any lifestyle changes or trying alternative treatments it is important to talk to your doctor to make sure these treatments will not interact with medications you may be taking....(more)

Treatment Options for Rheumatoid Arthritis - Part One

There is no cure for rheumatoid arthritis (RA), but in addition to medications a variety of treatment options do exist. With a combination of medications and perhaps some of the following treatments, most people with RA can still live happy and fulfilling lives. However, before making any lifestyle changes or trying alternative treatments it is important to talk to your doctor to make sure these treatments will not interact with medications you may be taking....(more)

Inflamation

Is Lupus Attacking You?

Lupus is a disorder that causes your own immune system to attack itself, trying to break it down. It can affect many organs including your kidneys, brain, heart, lungs, and joints. The symptoms look like many others so it can usually go on for a while before it is diagnosed. Treatment depends upon your symptoms, but usually includes medication....(more)

Gout Relief 101: Best-selling Anti-inflammatory Products

Gout is a form of arthritis that is caused by uric acid build-up. If you suffer from gout inflammation, check out these best-selling gout anti-inflammatory treatment products. They work to reduce uric acid levels, swelling and inflammation....(more)

Effective Remedies for Alleviating Arthritic Knee Pain

Having pain and stiffness in your body makes it hard to enjoy life's activities. Arthritic knee pain limits your body's range of motion. The good news is that stiffness and pain can be relieved. There are effective remedies that help to relieve knee pain caused by arthritis. These remedies are listed below....(more)

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Mariah Zebrowski Leach

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Mariah was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in 2008 at the age of 25. Since then, she has learned a great deal about various forms of arthritis while researching and blogging about her own condition. She has become actively involved with awareness and advocacy through the Arthritis Foundation. A member... Read More

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