Yourwellness Magazine Supports Arthritis Awards

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In support of the upcoming Dr. Marian Ropes Award for excellence in arthritis care and leadership, Yourwellness Magazine gave readers an overview of arthritis.

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Arthur L. Boland Jr., MD, and Matthew H. Liang, MD, MPH, will be awarded the Dr. Marian Ropes Award for excellence in arthritis care and leadership, Sampan reported on September 9th. According to the article, “Arthritis Foundation New England region to honour two medical leaders at the 19th annual Physician Achievement Award Dinner,” the Arthritis Foundation New England Region will give the award, which is given annually to a very highly regarded rheumatologist and orthopaedic surgeon, on the 11th of September. Steve Evangelista, CEO of the Arthritis Foundation New England Region, commented, ‘We are grateful to the impact both Dr. Boland and Dr. Liang have made on patients and the field of arthritis as a whole.’ (http://sampan.org/2013/09/arthritis-foundation-new-england-region-to-honor-two-medical-leaders-at-the-19th-annual-physician-achievement-award-dinner/)

In support of the awards, Yourwellness Magazine took a closer look at arthritis, giving readers an overview of the condition. Yourwellness Magazine explained, ‘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-of-arthritis/#sthash.fP51i0vu.dpuf)

Yourwellness Magazine reports that osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis in the UK, affecting an estimated 8.5 million people. This condition causes the cartilage (connective tissue) between the bones to gradually waste away, leading to painful rubbing of bone on bone in the joints. Yourwellness Magazine added that the most frequently affected joints are in the hands, spine, knees and hips. Yourwellness Magazine clarified 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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