“What RA Looks Like” – by Healthline
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“What RA Looks Like” – by Healthline

What Rheumatoid Arthritis Looks Like In August, Healthline.com sent a film crew to my home in Pittsburgh. They followed me around for 8 hours to see what a typical day is like for me as a patient with RA. (Of course, we all know that there is no “typical” day. That day, I was able … Continue reading

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Back Pain and Spine Health Solutions – by Ashley Boynes-Shuck

Nearly everyone experiences some form of back pain or another at some point throughout their lifetime.  Of course, as with many conditions and ailments, the degree of severity varies greatly. However, there are things that you can do to strengthen your spine and support your back, which could alleviate pain, stiffness, and tension. Here are … Continue reading

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The Hot and Cold of Arthritis: The Heat vs. Ice Debate – by Ashley Boynes-Shuck

Some people swear by heat for arthritis; others will only use ice.  With weather, too, responses vary: some people enjoy a warmer climate, others prefer cooler weather. So, what’s the deal: is “hot” or “cold” better for arthritis patients? The truth is, as with anything, it varies from person-to-person and case-to-case. Some of it has … Continue reading

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This Fall, Focus on Preventing Falls – by Ashley Boynes-Shuck

This fall, do yourself a favor and take the time to focus on preventing falls. We’ve all taken a tumble or a spill here and there, and the truth is, while we sometimes come out unscathed, we can sometimes really hurt ourselves! We often associate falls with children or the elderly, but the truth is, … Continue reading

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Foot Pain and Arthritis – by Ashley Boynes-Shuck

Often times, people with any type of arthritis tend to have a lot of “structural” issues in their body, in addition to pain and inflammation of the joints. In addition to the back being commonly affected – whether from arthritis directly or indirectly – the feet often tend to develop issues, as well. The Arthritis … Continue reading

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The Inconvenient Truths About Life with Arthritis and Chronic Illness – by Ashley Boynes-Shuck

I’ll admit it. I, like many of you, have, at times, grown weary of hearing, “You need to exercise. You need to eat well. You need to think positive thoughts. Sleep is important. You can’t give up,” and so on. But, I recently had a lot of health crises that led me to have a … Continue reading