Tag Archives: National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month!

Primarily thought of as an “old persons” disease, arthritis can affect individuals of any age, including children.  Approximately 300,000 children in the U.S. have juvenile arthritis (JA). JA is a general term to describe the many autoimmune and inflammatory conditions, … Continue reading

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May is Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis refers to joint inflammation. It can be caused by more than 100 rheumatic diseases and conditions that affect joints, joint tissue, and other connective tissues.  An estimated 22% of adults or about 50 million people ages 18 or older … Continue reading

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