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4. Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease involving joints and other organs in the body. It affects about 1.5 million Americans and 1 percent of the population worldwide, causing chronic pain, joint deformity, and significant disability.
What Happens in Rheumatoid Arthritis?
The disease process of RA is complex and not fully

4. Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disease involving joints and other organs in the body. It is a cause of chronic pain, joint deformity, and significant disability affecting about 1.5 million Americans and 1 percent of the population worldwide. Women are affected three times more often than men,

Successfully Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis

If you’re female, you have a significantly increased risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis (RA)—about 75 percent of people with RA are women.

“While it is well known that RA is more common in women than in men, the reason for this is not understood,” says Susan Goodman, MD, a rheumatologist at

Rheumatoid Arthritis Is Suspect in Hearing Loss

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a debilitating, chronic, inflammatory disease, afflicts one percent of the U.S. population, but the toll it exacts is devastating. The disease can affect not just bones and joints, but organs, including the heart, lung, skin, and eyes, as well as the auditory system, with the resultant psychological

Rheumatoid Arthritis: Ease Pain and Slow the Damage to Your Joints

If you experience pain and swelling in your hands or feet, you may be among the 1.3 million Americans with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). If you’re female, you have a significantly increased risk of developing the condition—about 75 percent of people with RA are women.
“While it is well known that

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