ThriveWithRA: RA Campaign

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Rheumatoid Arthritis: is a chronic, systemic disease; is an auto-immune disease; attacks the body’s tissues; causes chronic pain, weakness & inflammation; can cause severe disability; can cause permanent joint & organ damage; does not have a cure; affects 1.3 million Americans and an estimated 1 to 2% of the population worldwide; does not have a confirmed cause; affects 2-3 times more women than men; can occur at any age, but generally age 30-60; shortens life span; can cause deaths from RA-related causes; is consistent only in its inconsistency in onset, severity and response to therapies between patients.

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