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Learn about Your Arthritis! Patients' Guide to Managing the Most Common Rheumatic Illnesses

Prupas, Malin

ISBN 10: 1587360284 / ISBN 13: 9781587360282
Published by Hats Off Books, 2001
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Title: Learn about Your Arthritis! Patients' Guide ...

Publisher: Hats Off Books

Publication Date: 2001


Book Condition: Good

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Over 40 million Americans have arthritis today. That number will increase significantly during the next century. Very little information outside of what is provided by the Arthritis Foundation has been written for individuals and their families stricken by the ravages of arthritis.

Learn About Your Arthritis! is a no-nonsense approach to the description of arthritis, osteoporosis, and related medical and surgical managements. Emphasis is given to rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Alternative treatments, while covered, are not emphasized. This book is a valuable source of information for making important decisions about treatment, lifestyle, or work--decisions that will impact you and your loved ones the rest of your life.

Education is the cornerstone to decision-making and for controlling arthritis. New medical vocabulary in this book provides you with the tools to communicate with your doctor and others about arthritis. Provocative comments by both medical experts and patients start a number of chapters. Learn About Your Arthritis! is a real life description of the disease and the choices you may have to make once diagnosed with arthritis.

About the Author:

Malin Prupas, M.D., F.A.C.P., is a board-certified rheumatologist and internist with over twenty years of experience caring for patients with many forms of arthritis. He is currently the senior rheumatologist with Arthritis Consultants, and the medical director of an osteoporosis center. Dr. Prupas is an associate clinical professor at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, as well as a consultant for several major pharmaceutical companies. Over the past fifteen years, he has been the principal investigator for over one hundred clinical drug trials of new medicines for the treatment of arthritis. Dr. Prupas is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology.

Dr. Prupas regularly discusses the management of arthritis with patients and their families in a way that instills trust, belief, and hope, despite what most of the time is an illness that significantly changes their quality of life.

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