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2012-12-20 16:25:02

ATLANTA, Dec. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Arthritis Foundation recently elected Daniel T. McGowan as chair of its National Board of Directors at its annual meeting in Colorado Springs, Colo. The Foundation also appointed Laurie Stewart and Suzanne Taylor as new board members. They bring to the Arthritis Foundation their vast experiences in health care, banking and business ownership, as well as valuable perspectives from their many years of community service. (Photo:...

2012-12-11 12:27:23

ATLANTA, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- UCB, Inc. and the Arthritis Foundation are proud to announce the launch of "Everyday Victories," a program designed to celebrate the individual accomplishments of people succeeding with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The program provides a platform for the 1.5 million Americans impacted by RA to share stories of their personal "everyday victories" over the condition.(1) For each victory submitted by a person living with RA, UCB will provide $1 to the...

2012-11-28 12:26:59

Be Joint Smart educates public about devastating disease affecting 54,000 Bay Area residents SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first-time ever, the National Psoriasis Foundation and the Arthritis Foundation will partner to educate Americans about psoriatic arthritis, a chronic autoimmune disease that affects roughly 54,000 Bay Area residents and nearly 300,000 Californians. To emphasize the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, the Psoriasis...

2012-11-19 16:29:33

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Massage Envy has a new tropical paradise to call home. Opening today on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, local residents now have a spa to de-stress and relax, right in their own backyard. Located in Pearl City at 1000 Kamehameha Highway in the Pearl Highlands Center, Massage Envy offers a variety of therapeutic massage treatments and Murad(®) Healthy Skin facials to keep its members and guests on the path to wellness. (Logo:...

2012-11-12 11:40:15

A low-cost exercise program run by Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City has significantly improved pain, function and quality of life in participants with osteoarthritis, according to new research. The study adds to the growing evidence that exercise is beneficial for osteoarthritis and shows that a hospital-based program can work. The study will be reported at the annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ACR/ARHP),...

2012-11-08 16:25:27

WARSAW, Ind., Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zimmer Holdings, Inc. (NYSE and SIX: ZMH), a global leader in musculoskeletal health, today announced a new app for smartphones that is now available globally. The application, Zimmer Comeback, uses the GPS in a user's smartphone to record time and distance while walking or running. Zimmer will donate one dollar to the Arthritis Foundation for every mile users walk or run. Users can take photos, share their miles on Facebook and follow the...

2012-10-31 07:28:00

TORONTO, Oct. 31, 2012 /CNW/ - One in three respondents to the 'Fit For Work Survey' conducted for The Arthritis Society reported that they stopped working because of their arthritis.  The 'Fit for Work Survey' polled 1,057 Canadians living with arthritis to investigate, identify and better understand the impact of this debilitating disease. Alarmingly, nearly 60 per cent of those individuals who stopped working because of their arthritis were between the ages of 18 and 54....

2012-10-29 11:25:58

Be Joint Smart educates public about devastating disease affecting 87,000 Ohioans CLEVELAND, Oct. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the first-time ever, the National Psoriasis Foundation and the Arthritis Foundation will partner to educate Americans about psoriatic arthritis, a chronic autoimmune disease that affects roughly 87,000 Ohioans. To emphasize the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, the Psoriasis Foundation and Arthritis Foundation present the first psoriatic...

2012-10-12 07:22:33

Educational Conference on October 20 in Long Beach, California, Helps Young Adults with Arthritis, the Leading Cause of Disability in the United States LOS ANGELES, Oct 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Arthritis Foundation is sponsoring the 3(rd) Annual PrimeTime symposium (formerly Arthritis in PrimeTime) on Saturday, October 20 at the Long Beach Renaissance Hotel in Long Beach, California. This premier educational and motivational event fosters active, productive and...

2012-10-11 11:23:44

ATLANTA, Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- More Americans are walking, according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While the news is a step in the right direction, the report also highlights a need for many more Americans to join the movement. The Arthritis Foundation is joining a global effort on Oct. 12, World Arthritis Day, to encourage physical activity among people with arthritis. To view the multimedia assets associated with this release, please...