More than 54 million Americans suffer from painful, swollen joints caused by arthritis, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A new report from the CDC highlights for the first time the prevalence and health-related characteristics of arthritis across the U.S. In this Mayo Clinic Radio Health Minute, Dr. Eric Matteson, says one form of the chronic condition, rheumatoid arthritis, can affect more than joints. It can affect a person’s heart, eyes, lungs and kidneys.
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