Rheumatic diseases can be particularly challenging for patients who have them. Besides affecting the physical body, energy levels and the ability to perform daily activities, these conditions can also affect emotional health.
Knowledge of the causes of rheumatic diseases and their impact on the body, as well as new approaches to treatment of these conditions, is expanding rapidly. The following information and resources are provided to help patients manage the condition most effectively:
- Emotional health
- Rheumatology Division Newsletter - July 2012
- Informational and support resources
- Information from the American College of Rheumatology on COX-2 selective NSAIDs
Click on the videos - Parts 1 and 2 - below to watch Michael Weisman, MD, Director, Division of Rheumatology, talk about rheumatoid arthritis, its causes and risk factors, diagnosis and treatments.