Rheumatoid arthritis clinical trial sifts blood for disease riskUCHealth Today Aug 4, 2020
Until relatively recently, neither Becky Dittman nor Elizabeth Wethington knew much about rheumatoid arthritis. They’d heard of it in passing, but no family members, friends or acquaintances that they knew of suffered from it.
Wethington’s only brush with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) came as a young girl. She recalls seeing the gnarled and swollen fingers of one of her grandmother’s friends who she learned had the disease.
“It was an early lesson, but it wasn’t connected to me,” says Wethington, now 44. “I didn’t know the day-to-day struggles she had.”Read more