Rheumatoid Arthritis

Family Health History

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Are You At Risk For Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Your age, genetics, and even exposure to smoke at a young age can have an effect on whether you develop rheumatoid arthritis.

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Are You at Risk for Rheumatoid Arthritis?

Genetics, gender and age, and environmental factors can all contribute to your risk of developing RA. While there isn’t a surefire way to predict if you’ll get RA, this new blood test might give you some insight.

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How to Learn Your Family's Health History

Get tips for talking to your parents and grandparents about important health issues that occurred across the generations.

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Family Rheumatoid Arthritis Stories

Does hearing your mother's or grandmother’s stories of living with RA encourage or discourage you in dealing with your own condition?

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Uncovering My Family History of RA

After I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis, I wanted to get to the bottom of my mother's long history of chronic pain.