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October 2007 - Issue 103
Important note...
Welcome to this months edition of the Prospering With Arthritis Newsletter - the premier on-line Information Resource for Arthritis Pain Sufferers.  We trust that you are receiving this newsletter because you signed up for it, but if not, it may have been forwarded to you by an acquaintance that thought you would appreciate it. If for any reason you wish to cancel your subscription, you can simply click on the easy link at the end of this newslettter.  Otherwise; thank you for your continued support and we hope you enjoy this months edition. 
Peter Ballantine
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» News Worthy Items:
       Our Top news picks this month
After discussion with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a drug manufacturer has halted a gene therapy trial of a new experimental drug to treat inflammatory arthritis because a woman who was taking part in the trial has died...(more...)
Athough most artificial joints resemble the shape and structure of the joint they're designed to replace, one new prosthesis the reverse shoulder takes a different approach, reversing the position of the normal ball-and-socket design. The purpose of this anatomical flip-flop is to give you a shoulder that is stable enough to let you raise your arm, even if your rotator cuff is torn beyond repair, according to Cleveland Clinic's Arthritis Advisor...  (more...)
Arthritis is common among elderly Americans, and as the population ages it is expected to increase. At the same time, disability is increasing in patients with arthritis and the racial/ethnic composition of the U.S. is changing; minority populations are forecasted to increase from 30.6 percent of the population in 2000 to 49.9 percent by 2050... (more...)
When a wrist hurts, it could be carpal tunnel syndrome -- or something else. Over time, many conditions can affect crucial parts of the hands, causing everything from pain to the loss of normal function. The August issue of Mayo Clinic Women's HealthSource offers an overview of common hand conditions and treatments:... (more...)
In an Editorial, to be published in the international journal Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, published by Elsevier, a panel of arthritis research experts has recommended that coxibs and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) must remain a significant part of the tool kit used in treating osteoarthritis (OA)..  (more...)

2 New Arthritis Clinical Trials now recruiting:
A Phase 3 Study to Evaluate the Long-Term Safety of ThermoProfen(TM) in Patients With Mild to Moderate Pain Associated With Osteoarthritis of the Knee
ThermoProfen is a transdermal ketoprofen patch that is integrated with a long-lasting CHADD (Controlled Heat-Assisted Drug Delivery) unit for the treatment of chronic pain associated with osteoarthritis. . (Learn more...)
CRx-102 Osteoarthritis Multicenter Evaluation Trial (COMET-1)
CRx-102 is a synergistic combination drug candidate containing the cardiovascular drug dipyridamole and a very low dose of the glucocorticoid prednisolone. CRx-102 is believed to work through a novel mechanism of action in which dipyridamole selectively amplifies the anti-inflammatory and immunomodulatory activities of the glucocorticoid without replicating the dose-dependent adverse effects. (Learn more...)


» Featured Content:
      Highlighted Articles from
As a result of the numerous and ongoing risks associated with pharmaceutical pain relief products, more and more people are seeking joint pain relief from natural remedies and healthy alternatives.
Arthritis is actually a general term that refers to more than 100 diseases that cause pain, stiffness and swelling from the inflammation of a joint or the area around joints

» Ask the Editor:
This month we are able to respond to 2 of our readers questions.
Question #1 is from S. Attwater, United States...
"My mother has RA and has been put on the waiting list for a double hip replacement. The wait is about one year long and she is suffering with a lot of pain. Can you suggest anything for the pain?
Question #2 is from M. Ginger, New Zealand...
I find that cutting out dairy helps reduce the frequency and severity of pain. Do dairy and other foods play a role in Sjogren's syndrome? 
Thanks for your great questions. For this months answers we turn to Dr. Monique Camerlain who has more than 30 years of experience in rheumatology. Dr. Camerlain is the author of approximately 100 articles and some 200 medical presentations.

Dr. Camerlains responses can be found here...

» From the Editors Desk:
  • Be sure to check out our latest "10 Things You Gotta Know" article...10 Facts About Bone Health. Bone health is tightly tied to joint health, so this is a subject of significant relevance for arthritis sufferers. 
  • We continue to add excellent videos to our Video Archives section.  You'll find educational videos focusing on the various types of arthritis, treatment options, case studies and much, much more. Be sure to drop by and check them out HERE
  • Our 2007 Joint Supplement Product Review is finally completed and available for sale.  If you're in the market for a natural Joint Pain Supplement product you need to review our study first.
  • We are just putting the finishing touches on a fantastic eBook series that we will be providing to you for free on a monthly basis.  This series of eBooks will be every bit as comprehensive and valuable as those you have gotten from us in the past and we are positive you'll really enjoy them. Be on the lookout for the first one sometime in the next couple of weeks.   

» This Months Healthful  Recipe:

Savoury Veggie Soup: 

1 18.5- ounce can of vegetable soup
1 15-ounce can of black beans,drained
1 8-ounce can fire roasted diced tomatoes (or other diced tomatoes)
1 teaspoon chopped rosemary
1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
Salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients in medium sauce pan and simmer for a few minutes to blend flavors. Serve.


» Monthly Humour & Healthy Thoughts:
Just For Laughs  :-)
"It's no longer a question of staying healthy. 
 It's a question of finding a sickness you like."  
                                            Jackie Mason

"I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat. 

There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra 

three years in the geriatric ward."

John Mortimer

Positive Thoughts  :-)
"You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live more amply, with greater vision, with a finer spirit of hope and achievement.  You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget that errand."

         Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States

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