Difficulty quitting smoking is a common health concern in the United States. If you have ever smoked cigarettes or used other tobacco products, you’re already aware of the pleasant and addictive sensations you experience after smoking, chewing or dipping. These feelings are caused by nicotine, which offers an appealing buzz and mildly enhanced cognitive functioning […]
Affecting over 1.3 million Americans, rheumatoid arthritis is the most common type of autoimmune arthritis. It has long been considered one of the most debilitating autoimmune diseases, striking fear into patients. While there is still much to learn about this chronic condition and no current cure, researchers are learning more every day about causes and […]
Our body’s immune system normally protects us from infection, but in the case of rheumatoid arthritis or RA, your immune system makes a mistake, attacking the tissue that lines the joints of your body. Over time, it can cause damage to joints and cartilage.