Out-of-control inflammationas in rheumatoid arthritiscan damage the body. Plus, it's thought to play a role in obesity, heart disease, and cancer. Here's what to eat to fight inflammation. View slideshow
More research is needed to shed light on RA's exact causes, which are thought to be a combination of genes and environmental factors. However, here are some surprising facts about what is known about RA's history, triggers, and risk factors. View slideshow
Some rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients feel that some foods may make symptoms better or worse. The scientific evidence is spotty, but here are six dietary changes that may be worth trying. View slideshow
About 1.3 million people in the U.S. have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a serious autoimmune disease that wreaks havoc on the joints (and other parts of the body). Here are some tips for coping with RA.
People with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are about twice as likely to be depressed as people without this inflammatory autoimmune disease. However, the relationship may be more complex than that. View slideshow
Inflammation is a key cause of pain in many conditions, including rheumatoid arthritis. Here are some foods that could be potentially harmful or helpful when it comes to pain; use trial and error to see if they work for you.
More than 116 million Americans deal with chronic pain each year. And that pain doesn’t go away when people have to go to work. Here are some ways to get your employer to be more accommodating, as well as to make adjustments to ease pain on the job.
Studies have shown that people with rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to change jobs, reduce their hours, be fired, and retire than people without it. Here's a list of some of the best and worst jobs for people with RA. View slideshow
When you're in pain, the last thing you may want to think about is exercise. But people with chronic pain conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis are more likely to keep their symptoms under control if they exercise at least a little bit every day. View slideshow
If you have chronic pain due to rheumatoid arthritis or another condition, you may be able to harness the power of your own mind to help fight pain. Although it sounds far fetched, studies suggest that these pain relief tools can work. View slideshow