Health Topics


Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases

Arthritis is a type of rheumatic disease. Rheumatic diseases usually affect joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles.
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Muscle and Bone Diseases

The musculoskeletal system consists of the body's bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and cartilage.
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Skin Diseases

Allergies, irritants, genetic makeup, certain diseases, and immune system problems can cause skin conditions.


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Portal en español

Find Spanish-language resources for conditions of bones, joints, muscles, and skin.
Asian-Language Resources

Asian-Language Resources

Find Asian-language resources for conditions of bones, joints, muscles, and skin.

Research at NIAMS

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Labs @ NIAMS

Learn about our intramural scientists and their work.
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Clinical Research @ NIAMS

Learn about our innovative clinical research programs.
Explore opportunities for students, postdoctoral, and clinical scientists

Career Training

Explore opportunities for students, postdoctoral, and clinical scientists.

From the Director

Lindsey A. Criswell, M.D., M.P.H., D.Sc.

Lindsey A. Criswell, M.D., M.P.H., D.Sc.

Lindsey A. Criswell, M.D., M.P.H., D.Sc., became the Director of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) in February, 2021.

From the Deputy Director: Piecing Together the Autoimmune Disease Puzzle

In her December 2021 letter, NIAMS Director Dr. Lindsey Criswell discussed the launch of the Accelerating Medicines Partnership® Autoimmune and Immune-Mediated Diseases (AMP® AIM) program. This new initiative builds upon the progress of the prior AMP RA/SLE project, which greatly advanced our understanding of the mechanisms that drive disease in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and lupus.

New and Noteworthy

NIAMS Update, Issue 2, 2022

NIAMS Update | April 28, 2022

NIH Director's Blog

Letter from the Director | March 24, 2022

NIAMS Community Outreach Bulletin—March 2022 Issue

Community Outreach | March 3, 2022


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