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Arthritis Awareness Month

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that between the years of 2013 and 2015, there were approximately 54.4 million adults who had been diagnosed with some type of arthritis; this means that almost one-quarter of the adult population has been diagnosed with…

New Blood Test Said to Predict Onset of Arthritis

Test accurate within three-year window A blood test for people at risk for rheumatoid arthritis can identify those who will develop the disease within 3 years, new research shows. “Our data support a new biomarker that demonstrates better predictive power than other biomarkers evaluated…

Awareness for Arthritis

As part of National Arthritis Month, ADVANCE offers this guide for nurses to consult when caring for arthritic patients. Although commonly regarded as a single disease, arthritis is actually defined by more than 100 different clinical diagnoses. The leading cause of disability in the…

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