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Relieving rheumatoid arthritis

9/23/2010, 5:41 p.m.

USA WEEKEND Health

New research has found a tool that could help take trial and error out of prescribing one type of medicine for rheumatoid arthritis. Most people with RA take some type of medicine to relieve pain, reduce inflammation and prevent or slow joint damage. RA is caused by the body's own immune system attacking finger, wrist, knee, hip and other joints.

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