Rheumatoid Arthritis Remission: 5 Things You Need to Know

Rheumatoid arthritis is generally considered a chronic, lifelong condition. However, new treatments sometimes lead to dramatic improvements in the signs and symptoms of the condition. They can even prevent joint damage and lead to remission. Doctors and people living with RA may both have remission as a goal. But they might not agree on exactly […]

RheumNow: 10 Ways RA Could’ve Killed Glenn Frey

I was truly stunned Monday when it was announced that Glenn Frey, from the Eagles, had died as a result of complications from his rheumatoid arthritis, ulcerative colitis, and pneumonia. It was unexpected, shocking, and so wrong that someone so young would die, and from RA. It hit me hard — a bit worse than […]

5 lifestyle changes that could help improve your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

Reduce the pain that comes with RA Many of us take actions like walking up steps or turning a doorknob for granted. But if you’re living with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), these everyday movements can be very painful. An estimated 1.3 million Americans have been diagnosed with RA. Women are more than twice as likely as men to […]


Data implicate various viral exposures in the etiology of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). To assess evidence relating to the association between putative viral exposures and the development of RA, Janet Elizabeth Pope, MD, MPH, FRCPC, and colleagues conducted a systematic review, published in Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. “It could be an important public health concern if […]

7 Herbs and Spices for Rheumatoid Arthritis Relief

Herbs and spices can be used as natural remedies to reduce the inflammation of rheumatoid arthritis. Find out about 6 zesty options that may help. Anti-Inflammatory Herbs and Spices for RA Rheumatoid arthritis is a disease of inflammation, so adding anti-inflammatory herbs and spices to your diet might sound like a good idea. According to […]

7 Joint Pain Triggers That Can Make RA Worse

Avoiding these health mistakes can make rheumatoid arthritis treatment more effective and slow RA’s progression. Learn how to head off common joint pain culprits. Joint Pain Culprits to Avoid Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic health condition in which your body’s immune system mistakenly attacks your joints and other tissues, causing pain, swelling, and fatigue. Early treatment […]

Smoking cessation may reduce risk of rheumatoid arthritis

Smoking is an important risk factor for developing the most common form of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other inflammatory diseases, but a critical question remains: Can those who quit smoking delay or prevent RA or have they permanently and irrevocably altered their risk of the disease? A new study by investigators from Brigham and Women’s […]

8 Myths About Treating Rheumatoid Arthritis

Get the truth behind these common misconceptions about RA treatment. Most people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) manage their condition with a combination of medication and lifestyle adjustments. A well-rounded treatment approach can help control the inflammation that causes joint pain and swelling and can also help slow down the progression of the disease and limit joint damage. […]

16 Early Symptoms and Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

What is rheumatoid arthritis (RA)? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a type of inflammatory arthritis. RA disease is characterized by chronic joint inflammation (in the fingers, hands, knees, feet, for example). RA may also be called rheumatoid disease because at times rheumatoid arthritis causes systemic illness that impacts many organs of the body. What are early signs and symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, and what areas of the body are […]

9 Early Signs and Symptoms of Rheumatoid Arthritis

What is rheumatoid arthritis? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disorder that causes chronic inflammation of joints. RA tends to begin slowly with minor symptoms that come and go, usually on both sides of the body, which progresses over a period of weeks or months. Symptoms of this chronic condition vary from person to person and […]

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