London, UK (PRWEB UK) 8 October 2013
Ann M. Palmer has been announced as the new president and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation, PR Newswire reported September 23rd. The article, “Arthritis Foundation Names President And CEO,” explained that Palmer succeeds Dr. John H. Klippel, who retired in August, and will lead the Foundation in its commitment to finding a cure and ending arthritis. Daniel T. McGowan, chair of the Arthritis Foundation board of directors, commented, ‘This is an exciting time for the Foundation and with Ann's leadership capability we will be well positioned to continue our efforts supporting and advocating on behalf the 50 million Americans with arthritis. I am confident this the right time and she is the right leader to move us forward as we continue investing in research for a cure.’ (http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/arthritis-foundation-names-president-and-ceo-224870112.html)
In celebration of the new appointment, Yourwellness Magazine gave readers the facts about arthritis. According to Yourwellness Magazine, ‘Arthritis is a common condition that causes pain and inflammation within a joint. In the UK, around 10 million people have arthritis. The condition affects people of all ages including children. There are many different types of arthritis that cause a wide range of symptoms. Two of the most common are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.’ (http://www.yourwellness.com/topics/menu/health-a-z/information-arthritis/#sthash.amJWMT6e.dpuf)
Yourwellness Magazine explained that osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the UK, affecting an estimated 8.5 million people. This condition causes the cartilage or connective tissue between the bones to gradually waste away, leading to painful rubbing of bone on bone in the joints. Yourwellness Magazine noted that the most frequently affected joints are in the hands, spine, knees and hips. Yourwellness Magazine added that rheumatoid arthritis, on the other hand, is a more severe, but less common, form of the condition, occurring arthritis when the body’s immune system attacks and destroys the affected joints, causing pain and swelling to occur. This can lead to a reduction in movement and the breakdown of bone and cartilage.
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