Stacy Courtnay was in her 20s when rheumatoid arthritis (RA) turned her life upside down. The experience, she says, has made her more compassionate, sensitive to others’ needs.
“People call me the casserole queen, because I’m always taking food to people,” says Courtney, now 42 years old. An Arthritis Foundation advocate, she’s always happy to lend a hand to a friend or stranger. “It always makes me feel good,” she says.
Altruism Eases Pain
Research shows that helping others may be one of the best things you can do to help yourself.
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11 Ways to Build Resilience
Discover ways to overcome adversity and put a positive spin on any setback.
Why Timing Matters
CIRCADIAN RHYTHM MAY INFLUENCE DRUGS’ EFFECTIVENESS.
THE ENEMY WITHIN
UNCONTROLLED INFLAMMATION UNDERLIES MANY CONDITIONS COMMON IN PEOPLE WITH ARTHRITIS. LEARN HOW TO TAMP IT DOWN.
Power of Positivity
POP STAR PAULA ABDUL’S JOYFUL OUTLOOK KEEPS HER DANCING PAST THE PAIN.
Men Who Care
MORE MEN ARE TAKING ON THE TOUGH JOB OF CAREGIVING.
How to Pick the Right Mattress
IT CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE FOR YOUR SLEEP AND YOUR PAIN.
A Doctor's Advice
FOR DR. TRAVIS STORK, A SIMPLE TOE INJURY LED TO ARTHRITIS AND BACK SURGERY.
GOOD (FOR YOU) DEEDS
HOW HELPING OTHERS HELPS YOU.
Eating to Ease Gout
WATCHING WHAT YOU EAT MAY REDUCE FLARES – UP TO A POINT.
Bad Isn't Always A Catastrophe
EXAGGERATED FEARS MAY HEIGHTEN PAIN.
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This Santa Monica Mountain home managed to survive two tragedies abandonment and fire-only to emerge more beautiful than ever.
Feminist activist, scholar, and writer Salamishah Tillet has read and reflected on most of Alice Walker's work, and last year released In Search of The Color Purple, a tribute to the enduring power and influence of the epistolary novel. Here, Tillet considers Walker's just-released Gathering Blossoms Under Fire: The Journals of Alice Walker, 1965-2000, in this, the 40th anniversary of the publication of The Color Purple.
LONG RIFLES AND ROUND BALLS
An American rifle story.
IN ‘THE ADAM PROJECT,' A BLOCKBUSTER THERAPY SESSION
Pathos and action are found in equal parts in “ The Adam Project,” the latest attempt by Netflix to create the kind of throwback blockbuster that you might have paid to see in movie theaters.
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PROTEIN: the Right Dose for Maximum MUSCLE GROWTH
The anabolic response within muscle, or net gain in muscle protein, is the difference between the rates of muscle protein synthesis versus muscle protein breakdown where greater protein synthesis produces muscle growth.
FROM THE OCEAN TO THE DESERT ON A YAMAHA TW200
How could a dog know just what so many people needed?
Whitewashing the Great Depression
How the preeminent photographic record of the period eclipsed people of color and shaped the nation’s self-image