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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an aggressive disease that, if not treated adequately, results in progressive joint deformity which ultimately produces severe functional decline. Radiographic progression of erosive disease is the harbinger of disability.  […]

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Managing Neck and Back Pain: Tips to Prevent Muscle Strains and Improve Your Physical Condition––Centennial Medical Center

As our bodies grow older, we often experience uncomfortable neck and back pain as a result of various muscle strains, nerve compression and worn joints. Typically, neck and back pains do not require surgery; however, there are certain ways to reduce these aches. Simple alterations to your daily life, such as not tucking you phone between your ear and neck when talking or adjusting your computer monitor to eye level, may be enough to ease your pain. […]

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What you need to know about rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis
Courtesy Advanced Hand Specialists, Northshore LIVING WELL Magazine
What is it ?

Rheumatoid arthritis is a medical condition in which the immune system attacks and damages many parts of the body, including the hands. It is primarily treated by medical doctors, and may require treatment by an arthritis specialist. Medical resources on rheumatoid and other arthritic conditions are available through the American College of Rheumatology.
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Rheumatoid Arthritis: What to Expect – Physicians' Clinic of Iowa

Rheumatoid Arthritis: What to Expect
By Sarah Sebetka, Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa, Linn County LIVING WELL Magazine
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune disease, in which the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue, specifically synovium—the thin membrane that lines the joints. When attacked, fluid builds up in the joints causing inflammation and pain. […]