Arthritis and Rheumatic DiseasesArthritis is a type of rheumatic disease. Rheumatic diseases usually affect joints, tendons, ligaments, bones, and muscles.
Muscle and Bone DiseasesThe musculoskeletal system consists of the body's bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, joints, and cartilage.
Skin DiseasesAllergies, irritants, genetic makeup, certain diseases, and immune system problems can cause skin conditions.
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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.
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