April 19, 2010
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Patients can learn how to take control of arthritis with a series of seminars on three different types of arthritis at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Highlands Hospital during May, which is Arthritis Awareness Month. The seminars are presented by UAB bone and joint specialists and the Arthritis Foundation.
The free seminars, called Live Well, Stay Active, will cover osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis. UAB rheumatologists and orthopedic specialists will discuss the causes of all three conditions, how diagnosis is made and present prevention and treatment strategies. UAB researchers will offer the latest information on new therapeutic approaches that are in development. Early diagnosis and treatment will be stressed.
The first seminar, on osteoarthritis, will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 12 at UAB Highlands, 1201 11th Ave. South, Birmingham. Refreshments and informational displays will be available at 9:30 a.m.; the seminar will begin at 10 a.m.
A second seminar, on osteoporosis, will be from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 19. Refreshments and informational displays available at 9:30 a.m.; seminar will begin at 10 a.m.
Rheumatoid arthritis is the focus of the third seminar, set for 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 26. Refreshments and informational displays available at 9:30 a.m.; seminar will begin at 10 a.m.
Space is limited and participants are encouraged to register by phone at 205-934-9999 or 1-800-822-8816.
About UAB Bone and Joint Services
Housed at UAB Highlands Hospital, UAB Bone and Joint Services offers comprehensive care for musculoskeletal conditions. Bone and Joint Services draws from UAB specialists in orthopedics, rheumatology, immunology and rehabilitation services.