Rheumatoid arthritis is one of the most common autoimmune diseases. It comes in multiple forms such as RA, early-onset RA, and elderly-onset RA. Per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1.5 million Americans currently have RA and the vast majority of them are women. This debilitating condition is especially prevalent in members of the elderly population. In fact, a study published by Sage Journals indicated that RA is one of the leading autoimmune diseases for those above the age of 65.
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