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Why haven’t we cured arthritis? - Kaitlyn Sadtler and Heather J. Faust

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The bad backs, elbow pain, and creaky knees so common in older people often aren't just “old age.” In fact, the source of this stiffness plagues many young people as well. The culprit is arthritis: a condition that affects over 90 million people in the U.S. alone. What makes arthritis so pervasive, and why haven’t we found a cure for it? Kaitlyn Sadtler and Heather J. Faust investigate.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Heather J. Faust, Kaitlyn Sadtler
  • Director Bálint Farkas Gelley
  • Narrator Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Producer Bella Szederkényi
  • Art Director Daniel Gray
  • Designer Petra Lilla Marjai
  • Animator Rebeka Király, Tamás Ivády
  • Music James Wood
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Script Editor Emma Bryce
  • Fact-Checker Laura Shriver

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