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Does climate play a role with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)?
Michele Meltzer, MD
Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA

Date Added: 05/22/13

This is one of the questions that we get asked a lot. People maybe a little bit more achy when the weather changes, the barometric pressure, or when it's nasty outside, but the course of the disease is fine. There is no reason to think that if you move to some place like Arizona that you're not goi...
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Dr. Michele Meltzer, MD, joined the staff of Thomas Jefferson University in 2007. She is currently working with ILAR (International League of Associations for Rheumatology) East Africa to improve opportunities to learn about rheumatic disease in Africa as well as India. She has been active in rheumatology professional societies including the Philadelphia Rheumatism Society and the American College of Rheumatology.
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