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Up to 1.5 million Americans — 75 % of them women — have rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The vast majority of sufferers rely on disease-modifying drugs to control their painful symptoms. “There’s a greater than 90% chance that symptoms will disappear when medications are started within the first 2 to 3 months of onset,” says Nathan Wei, MD, director of the Arthritis Treatment Center in Frederick, MD. The bad news is that many of these medications have significant side effects, and some are quite expensive. Because the disease is chronic, drug therapy typically is recommended for at least 5 years and most…
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