One of the largest rheumatoid arthritis organizations in the world, the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society (NRAS) sets out to improve the quality of life for people living with rheumatoid arthritis. A painful condition characterized by the inflammation of the joints and the surrounding tissues, rheumatoid arthritis can be a highly debilitating disease that affects people throughout their lives.
To accomplish its mission, the NRAS sponsors a number of programs that provide information, support, advocacy, and education for people with rheumatoid arthritis. In addition to raising public awareness of the disease and campaigning for good care, the NRAS works closely with politicians and other policymakers to raise the priority of rheumatoid arthritis.
To learn more about the National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society, visit the website at nras.org.uk.
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An experienced medical researcher based in the UK, Vivek Baliga is currently working toward a Ph.D. from the University of Leeds.