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Stop Osteoarthritis Now: Halting the Baby Boomer's Disease
     

Stop Osteoarthritis Now: Halting the Baby Boomer's Disease

by Debra Fulgham Bruce, Harris H. Mcilwain, Harris H. McIlwain (Preface by)
 
What exactly is this debilitating disease? It is an inflammation in or around the joints caused by wear and tear on the cartilage and bone, resulting in pain, swelling, or stiffness in the back, knees, hips, hands, or other joints. The good news is that osteoarthritis can be successfully treated and may even be delayed or prevented. In Stop Osteoarthritis Now! Dr.

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What exactly is this debilitating disease? It is an inflammation in or around the joints caused by wear and tear on the cartilage and bone, resulting in pain, swelling, or stiffness in the back, knees, hips, hands, or other joints. The good news is that osteoarthritis can be successfully treated and may even be delayed or prevented. In Stop Osteoarthritis Now! Dr. Harris H. McIlwain provides the reader with a five-step basic treatment plan for self-help involving moist heat, exercise, weight control, medication, and joint protection; a three-step prevention program; a guide to nonstandard treatments, such as vitamin supplements, creams, spas, meditation, acupuncture, and more; and stress-reduction tools that can help end osteoarthritis pain, including relaxation techniques, visualization, and sleep and diet advice.

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Library Journal
Rheumatologist, gerontologist, and arthritis expert McIlwain and health and relationship issues writer Bruce have joined forces to produce a book that describes a five-step method for controlling and preventing osteoarthritis. Written in clear, conversational language suitable for the general reader, their book provides useful information on pain relief, exercise, weight control, joint protection, and stress relief. Also included is a chapter that describes the different types of arthritis and the factors predisposing one to osteoarthritis. The patient profiles at the end are designed to create incentives for readers to continue the treatment program. This book will be useful to readers who suffer from or are predisposed to osteoarthritis and is strongly recommended for consumer health collections in public and health sciences libraries.Stacey Burright, Wright State Univ., Dayton, Ohio

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780684814391
Publisher:
Touchstone
Publication date:
10/15/1996
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
0.58(w) x 5.50(h) x 8.50(d)

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