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Rheumatoid arthritis is estimated to affect 1.5 million Americans, with 75% of those being women. It usually begins between the ages of 40-60. RA is known by sufferers to cause flares of intense inflammation and pain, mobility problems, and disfigurement. Four ANRF researchers are taking...

  The ANRF family is thrilled to welcome Emily Boyd Stormoen as our new CEO! With more than 20 years of progressive experience working in the nonprofit sector, Emily joins us with a deep understanding of what it takes to run an impactful organization. “Emily is the...

Sjogren’s syndrome is an autoimmune condition that frequently accompanies other autoimmune conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. As with other autoimmune conditions, Sjogren’s syndrome is more common in women than men. Although it can occur at any age, most people diagnosed with the condition are...

Although symptoms of the different forms of arthritis can appear similar it is important to distinguish between them to ensure appropriate treatment can be given.  There are a few key differences that can distinguish osteoarthritis from other forms such as rheumatoid arthritis. Onset - Osteoarthritis...

Patients with chronic conditions show an overwhelming 363% increase in risk for suicide attempts. This figure is startling and highlights the importance of patients’ care focusing on both the physical and mental aspects related to their condition. Associated psychological disorders are not uncommon among these...

[caption id="attachment_20551" align="aligncenter" width="801"] Dr. Hu Zeng (fourth from the left) and colleagues at his lab.[/caption] Inspiration from Family and Community Dr. Hu Zeng was inspired to work in the field of rheumatic diseases (musculoskeletal disease) as members of his own family had rheumatic conditions ranging from...