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  • New Helpline for Those with Arthritis
    by kcsg.com news
    Published - 07/18/14 - 09:42 AM | 0 0 comments | 29 29 recommendations | email to a friend | print
    Nurse Massaging Arthritic Hands of an Elderly Man
    Nurse Massaging Arthritic Hands of an Elderly Man
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    (SALT LAKE CITY, Utah) - The Arthritis Foundation, Great West Region is pleased to announce the launch of the Arthritis Helpline, a comprehensive telephone service to provide information to those affected by arthritis. The Arthritis Helpline gives callers the opportunity to speak one-on-one with someone about their unique arthritis needs. The Helpline offers the latest information on types of arthritis, medications and treatments. Additionally, the Arthritis Helpline can direct individuals to rheumatologists in their area, local programs listings, research updates and news related to the latest trends in arthritis care.

    “In today’s day and age, many people rely on the internet as their source of information. It can be hard for people to sort through the hundreds of varying websites, opinions and perspectives on the internet, especially related to a chronic illness like arthritis,” said Lisa Fall, Chief Mission Officer for the Arthritis Foundation, Great West Region.

    Fall continued, “We want to help those with arthritis sort through all that clutter by providing a toll-free telephone helpline. When individuals call the Arthritis Helpline, they can inform the Arthritis Foundation of their specific needs for their arthritis care. They may be seeking basic disease overview information, the latest research studies related to up-and-coming medications, alternative or complementary therapy guides or a list of local educational opportunities featuring medical experts. No matter what they are seeking, we want to ensure that they speak with our staff members one-on-one so that we can cater to their needs.”

    The Arthritis Helpline can be reached by dialing 888-391-9389 option 101.

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