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Stephen T

Even though at this point there is no cure for RA, there is a sliver lining here. There has been a surge of recent clinical studies on rheumatoid arthritis. Even though the cure isn't there, there have been better medical treatments being developed recently. I think that with continued funding and support, a cure might not be that far off.


I really like your blog! In an effort to help raise awareness of this chronic autoimmune disease, we have created a new infographic. It is titled "What is Rheumatoid Arthritis?". We wanted to provide some information about rheumatoid arthritis and some of the organizations which are available to help RA patients and their families. You can check it out at: http://www.availclinical.com/news/what-is-rheumatoid-arthritis/

Robert in Jacksonville

Thanks for sharing the information on rheumatoid arthritis! I have heard many times that it is very important to start treatment for rheumatoid arthritis as soon as possible in order to prevent more long term damage or even physical deformity. Still, this is such a complex disease, I could certainly understand how deciding which treatment to use can pose a serious issue. This is obviously something that needs to be worked out between patient and rheumatologist. Just look at this list of RA treatments: http://www.clinicaltrialsgps.com/clinical-trials-indications/rheumatoid-arthritis/treatments/

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