Could Your Joint Pain be Rheumatoid Arthritis?

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The program, “What Can I Do About My Rheumatoid Arthritis?” can be found here:

Dr. Brown’s key message is, if you regularly suffer from joint pain, get it checked. If it turns out to be RA, the sooner you are treated, the better off you will be, and now there are many treatment options.

About the author: Andrew Schorr is a medical journalist, cancer survivor and founder of Patient Power, a one-of-a-kind company bringing in-depth information to patients with cancer and chronic illness. Audio and video programs, plus transcripts, help patients make informed decisions to support their health in partnership with their medical team.

Patient Power is at and on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. Schorr is also the author of “The Web Savvy Patient: An Insider's Guide to Navigating the Internet When Facing Medical Crisis" found at


Interview, Calvin R. Brown Jr., MD, Rheumatologist, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, and professor of medicine in the division of rheumatology and director of the rheumatology training program at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. Recorded on 2/28/2012, Posted online at:

Interview, Beth Anne Demeter, Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient, from Palatine, Illinois, Recorded on 2/28/2012, Posted online at:

Reviewed March 5, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith

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I think it's important to note that Rheumatoid Arthritis does not just affect the joints, but also internal organs, your eyes, skin, teeth-- the whole body is and can be affected by the disease. It causes weight loss, fevers, and crippling fatigue as well. Arthritis is truly just one symptom of the disease.

March 7, 2012 - 11:22am
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