November 13, 2017
That is what it is!
November 15, 2017
Thanks for writing sharoncookie57. There are many, including some contributors here, who concur with the idea of the name change. In this article one of the contributors discusses what "RD" means to her and what a name change could mean to the community: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/what-rd-means-to-me/.
There are certainly roadblocks and reasons that a name change would be difficult. In this recent article one of the other contributors lays out the difficulties: https://rheumatoidarthritis.net/living/the-roadblock-in-naming-it-rheumatoid-disease/.
Thanks for being part of the community and raising such an important topic. Best, Richard (RheumatoidArthritis.net Team)