RA is an inflammatory condition causing pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints. While nearly 1.3 million Americans have RA according to the American College of Rheumatology, a number of misconceptions and myths remain around this complicated medical illness. Here are some facts for patients to separate from fiction.
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Dr. Pat Bass is chief medical information officer and an associate professor of medicine and pediatrics at LSU Health- Shreveport and University Hospital. View his Healthgrades profile >