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Rheumatoid ArthritisRisk Factors

Are You at Risk For Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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Alan Cabello

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Ashwini Chaudhary

Your Genes


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Hasan Albari

Your Age


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bruce mars

Being Female


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Anderson Miranda

Being a Smoker


Overweight man.
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Being Obese


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Medical x-ray showing osteoporosis in hand and wrist. Nevit Dilmen

Having Osteoporosis


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Exposure to Secondhand Smoke During Childhood


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bruce mars

Emotional and Physical Stress


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Living in Poverty


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Daniel Reche

How to Decrease Your Risk Factors


Lisa Fields

Lisa Fields

Lisa Fields is a full-time freelance health writer based in South Jersey who writes about chronic diseases, sleep problems and ways that stress and emotions can impact health. She writes frequently for WebMD and Reader’s Digest. She has also been published by The New York Times, Good Housekeeping, Women’s Health, Redbook and many other publications.