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Severe Weather Alert Update: 2:00 pm, Dec. 11, 2018

All Wake Forest Baptist Health clinics and Urgent Care locations in Winston-Salem will open at normal time on Wednesday, Dec., 12.
Locations in Asheboro, Lexington, Wilkes, Hickory, High Point, Greensboro, Mt. Airy and Elkin will open at 10 am on Tuesday, Dec. 12, except for the following location which will open at 8 am: 
Hematology Oncology - Elkin

If you have questions, please contact your clinic directly. Find your clinic online.

    Word! Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Word! Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

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    Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

    Say: JOO-veh-nyle ROO-muh-toyd ar-THRY-tis

    Have you ever been called a juvenile? It's actually not an insult — it just means that you're a kid.

    Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, or JRA, is called that because it's different from the arthritis that adults get. Arthritis causes pain and swelling of the joints. JRA makes it hard for kids who have it to move their joints. JRA is an autoimmune disease. That means the immune system attacks healthy cells by mistake. Kids with JRA take medicine and need to keep their joints moving.