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  • arthritis . cure arthritis . Dealing with Arthritis . Fatigue . pain . Top 10 List .

Recently the Foundation posed a question to the Cure Arthritis community: What’s the most difficult part of dealing with your arthritis? From the physical to the emotional, our supporters gave some valuable insight into the everyday lives of the arthritis patient. We've compiled some of the highlights of their responses below and ranked the 10 most common responses.   - 1 - Fatigue Defined as extreme tiredness, typically resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness. “People underestimate true fatigue.…

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  • arthritis treatment . Denis Evseenko . OA . osteoarthritis . osteoarthritis molecule . USC .

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a chronic degenerative joint disease that affects 27 million Americans and ultimately leads to irreversible joint damage. Over time, OA destroys the smooth layer of articular cartilage that cushions the ends of bones where they come together to form joints. As the disease progresses, the cartilage thins, fluid leaks into the joint lining, and bones begin to grind together, causing pain, swelling, and loss of motion. Denis Evseenko, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Stem Cell…

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  • art . arthritis . cope with juvenile arthritis . juvenile arthritis . Kids Get Arthritis . painting .

Julia was diagnosed with juvenile arthritis (JA) at the age of 13. While many of her joints remain currently unaffected by the disease, she tends to feel the most pain in her hands. Julia was always looking to find ways to cope with juvenile arthritis, but never imagined how creatively it would emerge. Julia’s juvenile arthritis, coupled with a recent dental surgery, rendered her bedridden for a few days this past winter. And what initially started as a way to…

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  • archery . Chronic Illness . cystic fibrosis . JA . JIA . juvenile arthritis . juvenile arthritis awareness month .

As a teenager, there are a few rites of passage you typically experience: getting your license, going to fun events and staying out late with friends. But what if some of these “firsts” are not promised? What if they aren’t a given? What if instead you have to use all your energy to achieve these seemingly simple life firsts? This is the case for 18 year old Emily, who battles both Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) and Cystic Fibrosis, both lifelong…

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  • autoimmune diseases . Hilde Schjerven . rheumatoid arthritis . UC San Francisco . UCSF .

Autoimmune diseases arise when the immune system turns on itself, triggering an inflammatory response that destroys the body’s own tissues. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) erupts when the immune system, which normally protects against infection and disease, instead attacks the joints, causing swelling, stiffness and crippling pain. With funding from the Arthritis National Research Foundation, Hilde Schjerven, PhD, a member of the Precision Medicine in Rheumatology (PREMIER) Center, is exploring autoimmunity at the University of California, San Francisco. Her promising research is…

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  • Anita Rodriguez . arthritis research . cure arthritis . Fund Development Director .

LONG BEACH, CA (JULY 2017) - With more funding for cutting-edge arthritis research projects, the Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) hopes to accelerate this critical science closer to a cure. “Hiring a fund development director is the first step toward increasing our funding for more research projects aimed at finding a cure for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, juvenile arthritis, gout and the various autoimmune forms of arthritis,” says ANRF board president, Shaun Skeris. Newly hired fund development director Anita Rodriguez…

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  • 4-star charity . Best charities . Charity Navigator . research charity . Top Charity .

By scoring 100% for fiscal management and accountability, the Arthritis National Research Foundation (ANRF) has earned its ninth consecutive four-star rating from premier online charity evaluator, Charity Navigator, validating ANRF's work as a top charity in America. This achievement places ANRF in the top 1% of all charities reviewed by Charity Navigator and earns ANRF a spot on their “10 Charities Worth Watching” list as well as their "Charities With Perfect Scores" page. Charity Navigator praised ANRF for its excellent…

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  • Ankylosing Spondylitis . arthritis . AS . bodybuilding . crohns . exercise . fitness . psoriatic arthritis . weight lifting .

Matt Ryan is a self-proclaimed fitness addict. He dedicates hours of his free time to his fitness and arthritis through exercising, bodybuilding, and studying to become a personal trainer. If you were to see Matt sweating it out in the gym, you would never guess he suffers from ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, and Crohn’s & Colitis. Matt has been active his entire life, starting by playing basketball throughout his grade school years. As with any sport, he sustained his fair…

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  • arthritis research . cure arthritis . Meet The Scientists . Nicole Dalton . Peter Nigrovic .

The annual Meet The Scientists fundraising dinner inspired attendees through science education and humor. With presentations from Scientific Advisory Board member, Dr. Peter Nigrovic, and Cure Arthritis Ambassador, Nicole Dalton, attendees left the event feeling hopeful and moved to make a difference. Dr. Peter Nigrovic (center) seen here with fellow Scientific Advisory Board members Dr. Betty Diamond and Dr. Robert Terkeltaub Dr. Peter Nigrovic of Brigham and Women's Hospital, former Arthritis National Research Foundation grantee and current Scientific Advisory Board…

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  • Epigenetics . genetics . gout . Gout Research . Richard Reynolds .

Gout is a painful and recurring type of inflammatory arthritis that afflicts 8.3 million Americans. Once known as the “disease of kings,” gout typically strikes suddenly in the big toe after a night of overindulgence in rich food or drinking. However, epigentics, the study of changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression, is shining light on the ability to switch off Gout. An acute attack of “gouty arthritis” comes on rapidly, triggering severe pain, warmth, swelling, redness and…

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