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Dispelling the Myths of Arthritis: How to Take Control

Dr. Ami Milton, MD, Board Certified in Rheumatology and Internal Medicine
Nancy Simington, Program Director, Long Island Chapter, Arthritis Foundation, CDC

Program Description:
Arthritis affects about 4.7 million adult New Yorkers, including 1.5 million seniors 65 years of age or older. Despite the number of people living with the disease, many assume it is a natural part of aging and do not seek early medical treatment. There are things that can be done to control the symptoms of arthritis and manage the disease. This presentation will discuss the facts about arthritis: what it is and isnít, whom it affects, how it can be managed, and what part public health plays in arthritis education and management.

As a result of this program, participants will be able to describe:

  • the risk factors, both modifiable and non-modifiable, of arthritis and be able to identify ways to manage the disease with self management techniques.
  • the role of Public Health in arthritis management.

Satellite broadcast originally aired May 2003.

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