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Arthritis Today

Arthritis Today 141 Summer 2008

Summer 2008

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Professors Charlie Archer and Bruce Caterson with Dr Clare Hughes (seated)

Back to basics

In the first of a new series of features profiling Arthritis Research UK-funded centres carrying out basic science, Arthritis Today reports from Cardiff University School of Medicine.

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Dr Jon Tobias

Being hypermobile

There’s more to joint hypermobility than just being double-jointed and super-bendy. It can devastate young lives, as Jane Tadman reports.

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Professor Peter Taylor

Focus on the Kennedy Institute – what happened after anti-TNF therapy?

In the first of a three-part report, Arthritis Today looks at the work of the clinical trials group at Arthritis Research UK’s West London institute.

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Dr Madeleine Devey

Raising the arthritis research profile

Retiring Arthritis Research UK scientific secretary Dr Madeleine Devey talks to Gillian Riley about significant advances over the past 20 years.

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The good and bad of the Choose and Book system

Since April this year the NHS has expanded its Choose and Book system to give patients more choice about their care. But how well does it work in practice?

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Hands rubbing on hand cream

There's the rub

Expert Howard Bird guides readers through the contentious world of pain-relieving skin creams with a personal view in the light of recent NICE guidelines on the treatment of osteoarthritis.

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Professor John Aplin, who used yoga after a back injury, walking in the hills

Yoga - a lifeline for back pain?

For Professor John Aplin, one of the yoga teachers involved in Arthritis Research UK’s back pain trial, yoga proved to be a lifeline after breaking his back in a serious fall.

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