Everyday Health—May 7, 2015
Everyday Health's Beth Orenstein reports that support groups can be an effective resource for individuals who are newly diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or if an individual has been diagnosed for many years. The goal of support groups of this nature is to help individuals manage both the emotional and joint pain associated with RA.
Theodore Fields, MD, FACP, a rheumatologist at Hospital for Special Surgery, notes "We have found that people who are educated are most likely to keep taking their medications, which is important in controlling rheumatoid arthritis."
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