"Rheumatoid Arthritis Impacts Millions Of Americans But Remains Severely Underfunded"
The American College of Rheumatology Research and Education Foundation (ACR REF)

Arthritis - acute or chronic inflammation of a joint, often accompanied by pain and structural changes and having diverse causes, as infection, crystal deposition, or injury.
Webster's Dictionary
  Rheumatoid Arthritis ...was not discovered until 1960's, by presense of a special antibody in the blood stream.


What is it?

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease in which the body's immune system attacks healthy tissue lining the joints. It affects about three million Americans.


In the 1990s, the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis changed significantly, as researchers developed medications to treat this disease. Nonsteroidal Antiinflammatory Drugs and COX-2 Inhibitors are usually prescribed to treat rheumatoid arthritis.

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