1. What is Arthritis? What is Rheumatoid Arthritis? 2. Which Parts of the Body Are Affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis? 3. What Causes Rheumatoid Arthritis? 4. How is Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosed? 5. How is Rheumatoid Arthritis Treated? 6. What Does the Mind Have to Do with Rheumatoid Arthritis? 7. What Does Diet Have to Do with Rheumatoid Arthritis? 8. What Does Excercise Have to Do with Rheumatoid Arthritis 9. Living with Rheumatoid Arthritis? Glossary
Eric D. Newman, MD is director of Rheumatology, Vice-Chairman for the Division of Medicine, and director of the Clinical Trials Office for Geisinger Health System. Dr. Newman is very active in clinical research, focusing on clinical trials and outcomes research in rheumatology. He is a well-published investigator and has received serveral teaching awards. Cynthia K. Matkzo is an advanced practiced registered nurse serving as Geisinger's Rheumatology Clinical Nurse Specialist. In collaboration with Geisinger's rheumatologists, Cynthia's clinical practice is directed to providing care for people with arthritis and other related diseases. She serves as a patient advocate, providing healthcare guidance to patients and their families seeking information about arthritis and its treatments.