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2014-09-30 08:31:47

Be Joint Smart to educate roughly 35,000 local residents with PsA about their disease PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you're one of the roughly 35,000 Boston metro residents struggling with pain from psoriatic arthritis (PsA)--an inflammatory autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints and tendons--learn to control your condition with Be Joint Smart, a free psoriatic arthritis program presented by the National Psoriasis Foundation, at...

2014-09-29 23:02:17

Two thirds of Canadians currently using medical cannabis do so to ease arthritis pain Toronto, Ontario (PRWEB) September 29, 2014 In a position paper issued today, The Arthritis Society calls for more research into the efficacy and safety associated with the use of medical cannabis as a therapy to alleviate symptoms of pain and fatigue caused by a chronic disease. “More and more Canadians are accessing medical cannabis as a treatment option for severe arthritis symptoms,” explains...

2014-09-25 08:28:17

TELUS, Agricultural Financial Services Corporation and cfactor Works recognized for best arthritis practices in the workplace VANCOUVER, Sept. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The results are in. Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) today announced the three companies awarded Canada's Best Workplaces for Employees Living with Arthritis for their efforts to make the work environments great for everyone, including employees living with arthritis. Based on workplace insights shared by employees and company...

2014-09-25 08:25:37

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis, yet the vast majority of Americans know almost nothing about it - and just 10 percent of people with gout are getting needed, ongoing treatment. Recognizing an urgent need to raise gout awareness and encourage more sufferers to take steps toward optimal gout management, the Gout & Uric Acid Education Society (GUAES) has introduced a new interactive and educational quiz through its...

2014-09-24 16:26:20

DANVERS, Mass., Sept. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Scleroderma Foundation's national Board of Directors approved today a merger of two Southern California chapters. The Southern California Chapter and the Greater San Diego Chapter proposed the merger as a way to enhance support and education services to its constituents. The merged chapters will operate under the name of the Scleroderma Foundation of Southern California to advance the mission of education, support and...

2014-09-23 08:30:57

Be Joint Smart to educate roughly 150,000 local residents with PsA about their disease PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you're one of the roughly 150,000 NY Metro residents struggling with pain from psoriatic arthritis (PsA)--an inflammatory autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints and tendons--learn to control your condition with Be Joint Smart, a free psoriatic arthritis program presented by the National Psoriasis Foundation, at...

2014-09-22 16:28:49

As students of all ages return to school, the CDC wants to remind arthritis patients of simple self-management techniques that can improve their quality of life. WASHINGTON, Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In order to treat arthritis the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) actively promote self-management plans made up of many smaller, healthy choices. As students from pre-K to college prepare to return to school, it is as good time to re-teach ourselves that effective arthritis...

2014-09-18 23:03:16

Arthritis Society says patient safety paramount as new class of medications become available Toronto, ON (PRWEB) September 18, 2014 With the arrival of subsequent-entry biologics (SEBs) set to alter the arthritis treatment landscape, The Arthritis Society released new resources to educate stakeholders on their potential impact. The bottom line: safety and strong public policy must guide SEB use, and patients must be well informed when speaking to their healthcare team. Click here for an...

2014-09-16 23:12:08

A local Plano office is now providing a safe and effective alternative for total knee replacement therapy. Plano, TX (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Total knee replacement surgery—also known as knee arthroplasty—is a procedure performed when a patient’s knee has degraded to the point where it no longer functions or causes severe pain. Usually, knee replacement surgery is necessary for patients who suffer from severe osteoarthritis and have impeded mobility. Apex Physical Medicine has...

2014-09-16 23:12:07

A local Atlanta office is providing a safe and effective alternative for total knee replacement therapy. Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 Total knee replacement surgery—also known as knee arthroplasty—is a procedure performed when a patient’s knee has degraded to the point where it no longer functions or causes severe pain. Usually, knee replacement surgery is necessary for patients who suffer from severe osteoarthritis and have impeded mobility. Perimeter Spine &...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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