JointHealth™ express   January 23, 2012

Arthritis in the news

Arthritis is in the news . . . today. On the first page of its Life section, The Globe and Mail writes about rheumatoid arthritis in an article titled, “Treatment: Sweet Relief“.

The journalist, Adriana Barton, explains what it was like for Cheryl Koehn, president and founder of Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE), to be diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis more than 20 years ago, and how new treatment options changed her life.

Through interviews with leading rheumatologists, Drs. John Esdaile, Kam Shojania, Diane Lacaille and Edward Keystone the article stresses the importance of early diagnosis and aggressive treatment of rheumatoid arthritis for avoiding joint damage and lowering the potential for disability.

While the article talks only about rheumatoid arthritis, early diagnosis and aggressive treatment are vital for most forms of arthritis. To learn about the many types of arthritis and their treatments—both medical and non-medical—please visit our About Arthritis area of the JointHealth™ website.

The article was also posted online with the title, “Rheumatoid arthritis: not the life sentence it used to be,” yesterday.