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Chicago Area Firefighter Goes All Out to Help Extinguish Arthritis

Matt Pierce, a 45-year-old firefighter in the Chicago area, is on a mission.

After years of participating in the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run with his team, the Red Nosed R-A-ndeers, Matt has set his sights on something quite a bit longer than a 5K: riding his bike 525 miles from San Francisco to Los Angeles this September with the California Coast Classic Bike Tour (CCC). Continue reading Chicago Area Firefighter Goes All Out to Help Extinguish Arthritis

A Shining Star in the Kitchen and Beyond: Paige Goehner, Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship” Season Six Contestant and JA Kid

Paige Goehner shares what led her to baking and how she became a contestant on the Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship,” season six. Continue reading A Shining Star in the Kitchen and Beyond: Paige Goehner, Food Network’s “Kids Baking Championship” Season Six Contestant and JA Kid

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Three Eye Symptoms You Shouldn’t Ignore if You Have Arthritis

Rheumatic diseases don’t just affect the joints; they can attack many different body parts, including the eyes. Save your vision by bringing any of the following symptoms to your doctor’s attention.

Dryness

Eyes that burn, itch or feel gritty could point to Sjögren’s syndrome, an autoimmune attack on the body’s moisture- producing glands. About half of people living with Sjögren’s also have another autoimmune disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or lupus.

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