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    1. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview

      Rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis are different types of arthritis. Although they share some similar characteristics,each has different symptoms and requires different treatment. Therefore,an accurate diagnosis is important. Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis affects about one-tenth as many people as osteoarthritis. The main difference between ...

    2. Rheumatoid Arthritis - Topic Overview

      These criteria were developed by the American College of Rheumatology in 1988 and are still used to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis. Of these seven criteria,four are needed for a diagnosis. Criteria 1 through 4 must have been present for at least 6 weeks. 1 Morning stiffness lasting at least 1 hour before major improvement Arthritis in three or more of the following joint areas on either side ...

    3. Rheumatoid Arthritis - What Increases Your Risk

      No clear risk factors for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) are known at this time.

    4. Arthritis: Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis

      Living with rheumatoid arthritis can mean living with chronic pain, fatigue, and joint stiffness. Thousands of people have benefited from developing and following plans to help them manage their symptoms. You and your health professional can develop a medical treatment plan that may include medication and other therapies. Early medical treatment can help you avoid disabling joint changes and ...

    5. What Is Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis?

      WebMD explains juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA) –- the types, signs and symptoms, how it's diagnosed, and the treatment.

    6. When Rheumatoid Arthritis Causes Skin Problems

      Common skin problems associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), including conditions caused by arthritis medications.

    7. Are You Getting the Nutrients You Need?

      Though there's no special RA diet, what you eat does make a difference. And some foods may even help your symptoms.

    8. Get Things Done: Tips for Daily Tasks

      What's the trick to getting things done with rheumatoid arthritis? Plan ahead, pace yourself, and have helpful tools and gadgets. Try these tips.

    9. How to Make Your Walks Help Your RA

      Walking can help ease rheumatoid arthritis pain -- and be a fun part of your day. Try these tips to make walking work for your RA.

    10. 8 RA Stress-Busters You Can Do at Your Desk

      Easing your stress can help your rheumatoid arthritis symptoms. But that can be hard to do at work. These 8 stress-busters can leave you calm without leaving your desk.

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