This article was originally featured in the Brigham Bulletin.

Who is rheumatoid arthritis (RA) most likely to affect? What is the history of treatment for RA? How is research helping the future treatment of RA? Daniel Solomon, M.D., M.P.H., Rheumatologist, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, explains what rheumatoid arthritis is, and how it can affect other conditions, such as heart disease.