Rheumatoid Arthritis

Key players in the body’s defenses, macrophages are immune cells that swallow bacteria, viruses or infectious germs. When the body comes under attack, these white blood cells engulf the attackers and eliminate the threat. Like characters in a Pac-Man video game, they roam the body,...

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a cruel disease that ravages the joints, triggering flares of heat, swelling and recurrent pain. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) is uniquely devastating, often striking children and teens with unpredictable bouts of severe pain and joint inflammation. Although JIA shares many symptoms...