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May is Arthritis Awareness Month

It’s true that arthritis can be painful. But there are things you can do to feel better. Learn about the causes, symptoms and treatment.

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Mitochondria Found to Play Instrumental Role in NET Formation and Autoimmune Disease

Neutrophil extracellular traps (NETs) are released in response to invading pathogens, but the traps have also been associated with autoimmune diseases such as lupus.

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Department Releases National Pain Strategy

The Department of Health and Human Services has released a National Pain Strategy, outlining the federal government’s first coordinated plan for reducing the burden of chronic pain that affects millions of Americans.

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Dog with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Escapes the Disease, Spurring Interest in Potential New Treatment Approach

A golden retriever carrying the gene mutation for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) unexpectedly remained healthy for life.

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NIH Announces Publication of Action Plan for Lupus Research

This report was a collaborative effort, led by NIAMS on behalf of the NIH. It represents a synthesis of internal and external input on promising future research directions to improve the lives of people with lupus.


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