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August 2007 - Issue 102
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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. 
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» News Worthy Items:
       Our Top news picks this month
Some people take aspirin without ever having a problem with their stomach. Others develop low-grade stomach pain or get an ulcer. A few develop gastrointestinal bleeding severe enough to require a transfusion. But coated or buffered aspirin doesn't do much to help, according to a four-page special report on aspirin in the August 2007 issue of the Harvard Heart Letter..(more...)
Choosing an arthritis pain reliever in a pharmacy aisle isn't as simple as it sounds - there are a dizzying number of choices available. And what about a prescription medicine, rather than an over-the-counter choice?  (more...)
New research identifies gender (being female) and having osteoarthritis as two factors predictive of poorer short-term outcomes after arthroscopic knee surgery. . (more...)
Americans spend millions on pain medications and anti-inflammatory drugs. More medications are purchased for the control of arthritis symptoms than for any other disorder. Despite the popularity of the various arthritic medications, their safety is not guaranteed. . (more...)
People who have plenty of foods with antioxidants in their diets may be protecting themselves from bone changes associated with knee arthritis, according to a new study.  (more...)

These 2 Clinical Trials are currently recruiting:

Clinical trial: Naproxcinod vs. naproxen for OA

This is a study to compare the safety and effectiveness of the new med naproxcinod to naproxen in patients with osteoarthritis. This national study is currently recruiting patients. (Learn more...)

Clinical trial: New med's use in RA patients taking methotrexate
This is a study to evaluate a new med, RWJ-445380, in patients with active rheumatoid arthritis who have not responded well to methotrexate. This international study is currently recruiting patients. (Learn more...)

» Featured Content:
      Highlighted Articles from
It is difficult to define your joint pain treatment options effectively if you don't know exactly what is ailing you. Prior to exploring your joint pain treatment options, you need to ensure that you fully understand what the nature and cause of your joint pain is.  (more...)
It's important to stress that while pharmaceutical drugs can sometimes help ease the pain of arthritis - that is the extent of what they are capable of doing. In no way do they contribute to the rehabilitation of damaged joints and cartilage, or in any manner halt the progression of the disease. They are intended as short term pain relief only.  (more...)

» Ask the Editor:

Have a question of your own?  You can submit it here.

This months question comes from John Simmonds of Calgary, Alberta in Canada. 
"My mother, age 78, was taken off Celebrex and is experiencing significant pain that is not controlled with six Tylenol extra strength and two Tylenol #3 per day. Her doctor won't prescribe Celebrex due to heart concerns. Are there other options?"

Thanks for your great question John. For this months answer 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 response can be found here...

» From the Editors Desk:



  • 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.

» This Months Healthful  Recipe:
Nutritional Facts Per Serving:

        Calories:                                 190

Total Fat:                        10.4g

Cholesterol:                     0mg

Sodium:                          768mg

Total Carbs:                    20.4g

Dietary Fiber:                   4.6g

                Protein:                           5.1g

 Get recipe here...

» Monthly Humour & Healthy Thoughts:
Just For Laughs  :-)
Two patients limp into two differant medical clinics with the same complaint. 
Both have hip pain and are having trouble walking and appear to require a hip replacement.
The first patient is examined within the hour, is x-rayed the same day and has a time booked for surgery the following week.
The second patient sees his family doctor after waiting a week for the appointment, then waits another eight weeks to see a specialist, then gets an x-ray which isn't reviewed for another week.  He finally has his surgery scheduled for six weeks from then.
Why the different treatment for the two patients you ask?
Well the first patient is my Golden Retreiver.
The second is my 74 year old father.

Positive Thoughts  :-)
Happiness lies, first of all, in health.
    - George William Curtis
He who has health has hope and he who has hope has everything.
- Arabian Proverb

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