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13 Pointers for a New Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis

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Try to Drop Expectations Before Appointments


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Plan on Blood Tests (Lots of ‘em)


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Rely on Imaging Tests


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Take Your Meds. They Really Can Help.


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Be Cautious With Natural Remedies


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Claudia Wolff

Allow All the Feelings


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Mariana Medvedeva

Eat More Plants


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Strive for Exercise


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Talk to Your Boss


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Dương Nhân

Share Your Experience With Your Partner


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Hold On to Family Plans


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Pedro Sandrini

Have a Comeback at the Ready


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Denys Nevozhai

Look Forward to Your Future


Lisa Fields

Lisa Fields

Lisa Fields is a full-time freelance health writer based in South Jersey who writes about chronic diseases, sleep problems and ways that stress and emotions can impact health. She writes frequently for WebMD and Reader’s Digest. She has also been published by The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, Redbook and many other publications.