Dr. Vikas Majithia with a patient with rheumatoid arthritis.

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Elizabeth Edwards, who worries that her rheumatoid arthritis may be genetic.


Elizabeth Edwards

“Rheumatoid arthritis runs in my family. It is painful to think that my children might also have this disease one day.”   


Katherine Revel

“My rheumatologist ran blood work, which finally gave me an answer: mixed connective tissue disease.”


Lilly Romine

“Lilly has had a few rough patches with juvenile arthritis and hospital stays.”


Howard Joseph

"A few months after Ruth and I got engaged, complications from lupus put Ruth in the hospital."


A young femaie holds the inflamed hands of a man with rheumatoid arthritis.

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