Health A-Z: Arthritis

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Living with rheumatoid arthritis - Health A-Z

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks healthy tissue lining the joints. It affects an estimated 1.5 million American adults. Although the disease usually first appears during middle age, onset may occur… Read More
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Rheumatoid arthritis - Health A-Z

Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks healthy tissue lining the joints. It affects an estimated 1.5 million American adults. Although the disease usually first appears during middle age, onset may occur… Read More
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Understanding Arthritis - Health A-Z

The word arthritis is derived from the Greek word arthron (joint) and the suffix -itis (inflammation). For people who have arthritis, the word variously signifies pain, swelling, redness, and heat that may be caused by… Read More

Arthritis: Letter from the Editor - Health A-Z

Dear Reader, For a disease that affects 50 million adults in the United States — about one in five — arthritis is remarkably misunderstood. Many people believe it's a crippling and inevitable part of growing old.… Read More

Arthritis: What is Arthritis? - Health A-Z

The word arthritis is derived from the Greek word arthron (joint) and the suffix -itis (inflammation). For people who have arthritis, the word variously signifies pain, swelling, redness, and heat that may be caused by tissue injury or disease… Read More
Arthritis: The musculoskeletal system

Arthritis: The musculoskeletal system - Health A-Z

All types of arthritis affect the musculoskeletal system in some way, although the joints involved and the means of damage may vary. The arrangement of bones and muscles in the body is a marvel of engineering.… Read More
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