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To Help You Manage Your Arthritis

If you suffer from joint pain and stiffness, you are not alone. By age 50, almost every man and woman has occasionally experienced these symptoms. But if joint pain and stiffness persist, it could mean that you have arthritis.

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The 2018 Arthritis White Paper

When you have arthritis, each day brings new challenges. That's just part of what makes it such a difficult disease to manage.

The way that you feel at any given time is going to be affected by your age, daily activities (including exercise) and other health issues—as well as by any prescribed drug treatments or over-the-counter remedies you’re using.

Add to this the fact that there are more than 100 different conditions that fall under the heading of "Arthritis," and you can see why it's so difficult to get an accurate diagnosis, fine-tune your drug regimen and make sure you're getting the latest and best treatment as your condition—and your options—change.

If you or someone you care about has arthritis, obtaining accurate information is an important part of the treatment plan. Contrary to ads for miracle cures and instant pain relievers that you may hear on the radio or TV, or see on the internet or in newspapers and magazines, arthritis treatment often involves trial and error to find the best combination of therapies and medications to relieve your symptoms.

One thing that people who successfully manage their arthritis have in common:

They keep themselves fully informed and updated about new developments in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis. They use this knowledge to work closely with their doctors to conquer pain, minimize restrictions and maintain a good quality of life.

The more you know about arthritis, the more you will understand the rationale behind the treatment, and the better prepared you will be to participate in your own arthritis management.

That's why the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health has engaged one of the leading arthritis experts to bring you the 2018 Arthritis White Paper. You can count on us to provide you with medical information that is trustworthy, impeccably researched and current.

Introducing Your Arthritis Expert

John A. Flynn, M.D., M.B.A., M.Ed., F.A.C.P., F.A.C.R., is Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He is the Associate Dean and Executive Director of the Clinical Practice Association and Vice President of the Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians. He is the Medical Director of the Spondyloarthritis Program and a founding member of the Johns Hopkins Primary Care Consortium.

Dr. Flynn received his M.D. from the University of Missouri–Columbia and completed his internship and residency at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, followed by a fellowship in rheumatology. Dr. Flynn also completed his M.B.A. at Johns Hopkins University and his M.Ed. at the University of Cincinnati. He is board-certified in internal medicine and rheumatology and is a fellow with the American College of Rheumatology and the American College of Physicians. Dr. Flynn is  editor of Oxford American Handbook of Clinical Medicine and Mosby’s Guide to Physical Examination.

Thanks to this special offer, you can get BOTH the digital and print editions of the 2018 Arthritis White Paper for only $19.95 plus shipping. That's a savings of 50 percent off the regular $39.95 cover price. Order now and download the digital edition right away AND we'll mail you the print version.

This way you'll have access to the digital edition immediately and you'll own a printed edition to refer to whenever necessary. And it comes complete with a money-back guarantee if you are not fully satisfied for any reason—you risk nothing!

What can you do to help your joints before it's too late?

Among this year's highlights:

  • Rubbing out joint pain. Do you use topical analgesics to ease arthritis aches? Learn the benefits, the risks, when they are most effective, and how to use them safely.
  • Is rheumatoid arthritis hurting your sex life? RA may be a disease of the joints, but the condition affects many other parts of the body, too. If you’re not satisfied with your sex life, don’t wait for your doctor to raise the issue. Learn ways to restore and maintain sexual intimacy, despite your disease.
  • Total knee replacement sounds like a complete solution, similar to getting a new tire for your car. Unfortunately, surgeons can’t yet make a knee ravaged by arthritis as good as new. And anyone contemplating total knee replacement, also known as total knee arthroplasty, should consider its potential risks and limitations in addition to its benefits. Learn how you can play a large role in achieving a successful outcome.
  • Get expert answers to questions from patients like this: "My knees make unusual noises when I’m moving. What does that mean?"
  • Is your joint pain due to osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis? Joint pain and stiffness are the primary symptoms of both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, and many people confuse the two. But different processes are at work in each disease. Learn the main differences between the two conditions.
  • The truth about TENS devices for joint pain. Can a daily dose of electricity ease joint pain? That’s the promise of transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) devices that are now sold over the counter and heavily marketed in television and magazine ads. Find out what the science says before you buy.
  • Many patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who are prescribed a biologic drug find that the drug either isn’t effective or has intolerable side effects. Find out what to do if a biologic fails.

And that's just the beginning! The 2018 Arthritis White Paper lets you closely monitor the latest research and understand clearly what it can mean for you.

Arthritis is one of the most common chronic health problems in America, estimated to affect more than 1 out of 5 adults.

If even one of the following describes your situation in any way, you owe yourself a risk-free look at the 2018 Arthritis White Paper.

  • You are among the estimated 54 million Americans who have been diagnosed with some form of arthritis.
  • You have reached the age of 50, the point at which you are likely to start noticing at least occasional joint pain and stiffness.
  • You or someone you love hopes to find a better way to manage arthritis symptoms so that the disease doesn't interfere with enjoying life.
  • You are concerned about the medications you currently take and want to understand them better, as well as explore newer and better alternatives.
  • You want to know about effective alternatives so you can safely try nonprescription therapies that have been shown to work.
  • You live with or care for someone whose comfort or mobility is impacted by arthritis.

Arthritis and your long-term well-being

Arthritis is a long-term condition that needs to be skillfully managed over time. But the good news is that we are learning more and more about arthritis and developing promising new treatments. The 2018 Arthritis White Paper offers new hope even to those of you who have suffered with arthritis for many years. Learn how to control your symptoms, and perhaps even slow the progression of the disease. And find out what side effects related to your arthritis medication you need to watch out for.

Highlights of the 2018 Arthritis White Paper include:

  • A discussion of the primary and secondary causes of osteoarthritis.
  • Up-to-date chart of commonly used nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs—including drug type, average daily dosage, how to take, precautions, common side effects.
  • An illustrated explanation showing how rheumatoid arthritis affects your joints.
  • Arthritis self-management techniques.
  • List of arthritis health information organizations and support groups.
  • A chart of commonly used disease-modifying and other anti-rheumatic drugs.
  • A glossary of arthritis terminology. You and your doctor will communicate more clearly and you will understand more of what you read about the disease.

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Healthy-joint secrets to keep you flexible and pain free

Active Living with Arthritis is our gift to you just for ordering the 2018 Arthritis White Paper. It's packed with smart, simple arthritis pain relief tips that don't require a prescription, don't have harmful side effects and can be safely and easily incorporated into your arthritis treatment plan with noticeable results. You'll discover:

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  • Driving When You Have Arthritis
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  • Gadgets and Gizmos for Happier Hands
    20 gadgets and gizmos that take the pain and struggle out of buttons, cereal boxes, car door handles and other daily hurdles.
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Your purchase of the Arthritis White Paper supports the School of Public Health faculty and students in their work to confront the major health challenges of our generation. A portion of every sale goes to funding scholarships. Your purchase will directly benefit your own health as well as those in your community.

You can count on the White Papers to bring you medical information that is trustworthy, impeccably researched and current.

What's true? What's wishful thinking?
What's just advertising hoopla and hype?

How much do you really know about controlling arthritis symptoms? So much of what's written in the popular press or advertised on radio and TV has very little to do with what doctors know works best.

TRUE OR FALSE: You've heard that distance runners are destined to develop osteoarthritis. Will years of pounding really wear out an athletic person's joints?

TRUE OR FALSE: A naturally occurring compound called SAMe, found in all living cells, offers us an important new tool for controlling arthritis symptoms.

TRUE OR FALSE: Since rheumatoid arthritis "runs in the family," it means that your children run a high risk of developing it if you have the genetic marker for the disease.

TRUE OR FALSE: Gout, often called "the disease of kings," develops in everyone whose diet is rich in purines, which are found in alcohol and certain meats.

Surprise! The answer to each question is "FALSE." Find out the truth, with the research behind it, when you order the 2018 Arthritis White Paper.

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You don't risk a penny to take a good, long look at the 2018 Arthritis White Paper. You must be 100 percent convinced this is essential information you can't do without, or you may return it within your 30-day preview period.

Frankly, it's hard to imagine how anyone with arthritis would part with this information from leading medical experts. But you decide once you see it.

No risk. Nothing to lose but the aches and pains that interfere with your daily activities and the stiff joints that keep you from living the active, unrestricted life you deserve.

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To keep you on the cutting edge of arthritis research, we offer an annual renewal service to White Paper readers. That way, your White Paper is always current, never out of date.

A card will be sent to you in advance and if you wish to examine the next year's Arthritis White Paper, do nothing and it will arrive automatically with an invoice. If you don't wish to see the new White Paper, simply return the card within 30 days. You may notify us at any time if you don't want to continue in the program.

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