RELIEF FOR SWOLLEN JOINTS

THREE NEW TREATMENTS FOR RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS MAY POINT THE WAY TO FIGHTING OTHER IMMUNE DISORDERS

A killer was on the loose, and it had Lindagail Dixon, 42, of Spokane, Washington, squarely in its sights. It was her own immune system, which had gone berserk, attacking the joints in her body and crippling her so badly that she often had to use a wheelchair. Left unchecked, Dixon's disorder, rheumatoid arthritis, might have shortened her life 10 to 15 years. But last summer her doctor placed her on experimental therapy that actually wrestled her rogue immune system back into line. "I can go jogging again. I can work 10 to 12 hours on my feet," says the restaurant...

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