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Why 2013 Was An Important Year for Juvenile Arthritis

Rheumatologists weigh in on the important news regarding JA medications, treatments and genetic discoveries and explain what they could mean for your child.

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Understanding How Doctors Treat JIA

Approaches may vary, but the ultimate goal is always the same: Remission.

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The Best Means to Achieving Remission

Early, aggressive treatment of juvenile arthritis may lead to remission.

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Biologics As First-Line Therapy for Systemic Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

Starting with IL-inhibitor drugs may lead to better outcomes with fewer side effects.

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Juvenile Arthritis: Your Health Care Team

Many different health care professionals may provide care for your child with arthritis.

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What Role Do PT and OT Play in Managing JA?

Physical therapy and occupational therapy can help manage your child's arthritis.

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Keeping Thorough Medical Records

Maintaining detailed medical records at home can improve your child’s well-being.

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Remission: What You Need to Know

What is remission? How often does it happen? Is it forever?

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Juvenile Arthritis Remission Criteria

What is the clinical definition for remission for children with juvenile arthritis?

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Complementary Therapies for Kids With Arthritis

Are complementary therapies OK for children with arthritis? Get the facts.

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Complementary Therapies for JA: Try This, Not That

Not every complementary therapy is right for children with arthritis. Find out which ones to try and which ones to avoid.

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Understanding the Different Lab Tests for Juvenile Arthritis

What do the lab tests your child’s doctor orders mean?

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When Surgery Is Necessary for Your Child

While surgery is less common in children with arthritis these days, sometimes it is necessary. Here's what you need to know.

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Doctor Diagnoses Rare Complication and Saves a Life

Pediatric rheumatologist, Edward Behrens, MD, is unraveling the mysteries of a life-threatening syndrome that strikes children with arthritis.

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9 Things Parents Should Know About Methotrexate

Methotrexate is one of the most commonly used DMARDs for kids with arthritis. What should you know?

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Personalized Treatment for Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

One day your child’s doctor may be able to design a personalized treatment plan for her arthritis based on a sample of her blood.

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Doctor-Patient-Parent Communication

Keep the lines of communication open between your family and your doctor.

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Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Registry Launched

Federal funding boosts efforts to track drug side effects and establish treatment benchmarks.

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Gaining New Ground in Juvenile Arthritis Research

The Arthritis Foundation’s top research award goes to a scientist making new discoveries in the field of juvenile arthritis research.

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