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2013-07-10 08:28:49

SAN FRANCISCO, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- America's non-profit funding leader in scleroderma research has announced two upcoming webinars providing patients and caregivers with expert information on the symptoms and management of scleroderma (systemic sclerosis)--part of a free webinar series provided by the Scleroderma Research Foundation (SRF) and made possible with support from Gilead Sciences, MedImmune and Novartis. The SRF webinars will feature Drs. Lorinda Chung...

2013-07-02 12:29:44

Recognizing Warning Signs Key to Preventing Disability ATLANTA, July 2, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Juvenile arthritis is one of the most common chronic illnesses affecting children, yet it often goes undetected or misdiagnosed when symptoms first appear. This July, Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, the Arthritis Foundation is focusing on increasing awareness of early signs and symptoms of juvenile arthritis and resources available for families affected by the disease. (Photo:...

2013-06-24 16:27:05

Global Observances and Outreach Bring Attention to Complex, Debilitating Autoimmune Disease TOURNAI, Belgium, HAMILTON, Ontario, and DANVERS, Mass., June 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An international consortium of patient advocacy groups dealing with the autoimmune disease scleroderma, also called systemic sclerosis, will mark World Scleroderma Day on Saturday, June 29. Events and observances around the world will be held and are designed to foster greater awareness and...

2013-06-20 08:26:32

Crowd-Sourcing Approach Expedites Improved Treatments for Rheumatoid Arthritis ATLANTA, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy will highlight innovative arthritis research at an event today honoring "Open Science Champions of Change." Dr. Stephen Friend, president of Sage Bionetworks, will be recognized at the event for innovative research projects such as the Rheumatoid Arthritis Responder Challenge, a collaborative genomics...

2013-06-10 00:21:15

Economic impact of arthritis estimated to be $33 billion annually TORONTO, June 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Siena Pacheco is five years old, and enjoys swimming and riding her bike. Sheila Stone has a few years on Siena, but she also enjoys swimming and cycling, and the kindergarten teacher insists she still has the spirit of a five-year-old. The two share one other thing in common: they both have arthritis. Siena, Sheila and close to 8,000 other Canadians turned out today in 30...

2013-06-06 08:30:50

Arthritis Foundation Hosts 2013 National Juvenile Arthritis Conference in Anaheim, Calif., on July 18-21 LOS ANGELES, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fifteen-year-old Caitlin looks and acts like a typical high school sophomore. One would never guess that both of her hips were replaced by the age of 12 as a result of systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis. Nearly 300,000 children like Caitlin are affected by juvenile arthritis (JA), an umbrella term used to describe the...

2013-05-31 16:23:44

HAYWARD, Calif., May 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ANTH), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat autoimmune diseases, announced today that Paul F. Truex, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Dr. Colin Hislop, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, will present a corporate update at the 2013 Annual Jefferies Global Healthcare Conference. Anthera will present on at 1:30PM ET, June 6(th) in...

2013-05-16 23:01:19

Arthritis affects more than 21 million Americans; Allsup representatives can assist individuals with arthritis in applying for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits. Belleville, Ill. (PRWEB) May 16, 2013 Arthritis limits the activities of nearly 21 million adults in the U.S. and is the nation´s leading cause of disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The condition also encompasses more than 100 rheumatic diseases that affect the joints and...

2013-05-07 23:03:48

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day 2013 (#WAAD13) is a ground-breaking, annual 47-hour Virtual Convention that will unite 36 nonprofits and dozens of advocates and experts from around the world in order to provide educational and awareness information to patients, their supporters, and the general public. (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 This year may only be the second annual WAAD Virtual Convention, but the International Autoimmune Arthritis Movement (501c3 Nonprofit Hosts of #WAAD13) estimates over...

2013-05-01 08:29:53

ATLANTA, May 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Arthritis Foundation is announcing a new multiyear public awareness campaign in conjunction with Arthritis Month this May to debunk the myths of arthritis. The Faces of Arthritis campaign will feature public service ads focusing on the harsh realities of arthritis and dispelling the common stereotypes often associated with the disease. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130501/DC04740) As the nation's leading cause of...