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Miranda Gerber, now 19, was diagnosed with Polyarticular Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthitis just before she turned two years old.  She, like many children faced with arthritis, underwent social hardships, physical pain, and daily doses of medications that sometimes made her feel worse.  In spite of her past however, and still fighting through arthritis presently, she holds strong and never loses hope that one day things will turn around.  Below, is her story...

In our ongoing celebration of National Girls and Women in Sport’s Day, The Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) encourages all women to stay active, stay fit and maintain their best health while managing arthritis because women are sporty too! More specifically, lupus is a form of arthritis that can often come in between the daily activities and active lifestyle of those who are diagnosed. What is Lupus? Lupus is an autoimmune disease in that the immune system creates antibodies to cells that lead to inflammation and tissue damage throughout the body. This disease is most prevalent among women and affects 1.5 million

As the end of the year quickly approaches, take time out to give a tax-deductible donation to one of Charity Navigator’s top charities, the Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF). ANRF is the charity that funds research to cure arthritis. Research will lead to discovering new treatments, prevention and cure of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, juvenile arthritis and related autoimmune diseases. It may be enough to know your year-end gift supports the science to help improve the lives of millions

The Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) supports juvenile arthritis research with special charity for children. Many people are unaware that kids get arthritis, too. At the ANRF, working towards a cure for juvenile arthritis, a disease that affects an estimated 300,000 children in the United States, is very important. To ensure that juvenile arthritis research receives funding each year, the ANRF established The Kelly Award for Juvenile Arthritis Research, an award guaranteeing that at the very least the ANRF will support one juvenile arthritis research project every year!

Every holiday season in some way is about holiday giving.  How many times are we reminded to be jolly and give during every Christmas holiday season? It is easy to be jolly and give during the Christmas season if you have no cares, are healthy and able to participate in all the fun activities that this special season offers.  But what if you couldn’t join in the fun?  What if you or your child couldn’t share the excitement, the laughter, the complete joy

Gout: Potential new treatment Laurent Reber, Ph.D. Stanford University Stanford, CA Mast cells as drivers of pathology and therapeutic targets in mouse models of gout and pseudo-gout Gout and pseudogout are chronic diseases caused by the precipitation in the joints of crystals of monosodium urate and calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate. Defining...