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There are more than a hundred different conditions known as arthritis, but all are capable of causing chronic pain. An estimated 48 million Americans can attest that it is often all too difficult to get relief. What are the best treatments for the main varieties of arthritis? How safe are the most common pain medications, and what alternatives exist for stiff, swollen sore joints? Diet and exercise can make a difference for these inflammatory conditions. Listen for the details.
Guest: Joanne Jordan, MD, MPH, is the Herman & Louise Smith Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Director of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center. She is also Chief of the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy, and Immunology and Adjunct Associate Professor of Epidemiology at the School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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