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New Survey Findings Reveal Emotional and Physical Toll of Rheumatoid Arthritis and the Advancement of Treatment through "Generations"
Date:7/15/2008

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About Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic and debilitating disease that affects approximately 1.3 million people in the United States. Signs and symptoms of RA include pain, stiffness and motion restriction in multiple joints. Because RA is a progressive disease, it can cause permanent joint deformity and severe disability if not diagnosed early or if initial treatment is delayed. RA can occur at any age, but is most common in adults 30-50 years old and is two-to-three times more prevalent in women than in men. The cause of RA is unknown, although genetic factors may contribute to the disease.

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CreakyJoints is an online community for people of all ages with arthritis who want to live their lives despite their condition. It provides a place to find out more about arthritis-related conditions and treatment options based on what other people in the arthritis community are saying. The site also provides resources including message boards, clinical trial information, podcasts, stories or commentary about arthritis-related topics, and more. More information about CreakyJoints is available at www.creakyjoints.com.

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