Medicine: Radiation Aid

Relieving rheumatoid arthritis

For Adele Lojko, 59, the eight steps leading from the sidewalk to the front door of her suburban Boston home were a barrier as forbidding as the Great Wall of China. Often confined to a wheelchair with severe rheumatoid arthritis, she had to be carried up and down the steps. But now, after many years of needing assistance whenever she came or left, Mrs. Lojko proudly navigates that once insurmountable hurdle by herself, needing only a cane.

Mrs. Lojko is one of ten Boston and eleven San Francisco-area rheumatoid arthritis patients...

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