National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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September 21, 2021

How to support kids with juvenile arthritis

Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) can be difficult for children to live with. That's why it is important for parents...

Juvenile Arthritis
September 15, 2021

4 tips for keeping young athletes safe

To prevent sports injuries, kids need to get plenty of rest, play a variety of sports, and follow the rules...

Kids Sports Injuries

Michael Ombrello, M.D., studies genetically complex diseases like juvenile idiopathic arthritis.
September 07, 2021

New research strives to understand juvenile arthritis

In addition to researching joint and bone health in young athletes, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin...

Juvenile Arthritis
Wozniacki, at the 2019 Wimbledon Championships, was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in 2018.
April 08, 2021

Advantage, Wozniacki: Tennis star on taking charge of life with RA

Tennis great Caroline Wozniacki won 30 professional titles and held the No. 1 ranking in the world for over 70 weeks from 2010 to 2011....

Rheumatoid Arthritis

April on a recent hike.
March 23, 2021

Biking, Pilates, and yoga: How one woman stays active

April is always on the go. She loves to hike and ride her bike to and from work, and went...

Low Back Pain
Back pain affects more than 25% of workers in the U.S.
March 09, 2021

Why does your back hurt?

Identifying the cause of low back pain has become a frequent challenge for medical professionals. It is also what has...

Low Back Pain

Standing desks and ergonomic chairs can help put your spine in a better position.
February 18, 2021

How to manage low back pain before it gets worse

Low back pain is often hard to avoid. Many jobs require long periods of sitting or other types of activities...

Low Back Pain
If you have skin problems that keep coming back, you may need to speak to a dermatologist.
February 02, 2021

Skin 101: Identifying common conditions

Skin: It's our body's largest organ. It protects us by keeping fluids in and harmful microbes out. Sometimes,...

Skin Conditions

February 05, 2020

Vitiligo: What you need to know

Vitiligo is a skin condition affecting roughly one in 100 people in the U.S. It causes areas of skin to...

Vitiligo
February 04, 2020

Treating vitiligo: Studies look for long-term options

"Many people believe that vitiligo is a rare disease," says National Institutes of Health-supported researcher John E. Harris, M...

Vitiligo

Personal Story

Tonja Johnson was diagnosed with vitiligo at age 43 and has lost about 80% of her color.
February 03, 2020

Finding self-confidence with vitiligo

Tonja Johnson was 41 years old when she noticed a small, white spot on her leg. It wasn't long before...

Vitiligo, Personal Story
Brittney Hammond helps lift up others through cheerleading and sharing her alopecia areata story on her YouTube channel.
August 28, 2019

"It doesn’t define you": Living with alopecia areata

Brittney Hammond was 8 years old when her hair started falling out. Her cousin was the first one to see the...

Alopecia Areata, Personal Story, Children and Teenagers, Men, Women