National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases

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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
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

Angela Christiano, Ph.D., has studied alopecia for decades.
August 29, 2019

Close to home: NIH researcher and alopecia patient seeks a cure

Angela Christiano, Ph.D., is not a typical researcher. Dr. Christiano studies a hair loss disease called alopecia areata. She...

Alopecia Areata
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

Joy Blanc, right, with her family.
January 13, 2019

A family battle with scleroderma

Joy Blanc, 34, lives in the Bay Area of California with her husband and daughter. She was diagnosed with scleroderma and...

Scleroderma, Personal Story
Dee Burlile, pictured center with her family, credits her three children with saving her life.
January 13, 2019

Struggling for answers: A patient’s scleroderma journey

It took Dee Burlile four frustrating, painful years to find out that all the symptoms she had been suffering from...

Scleroderma, Personal Story