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Arthritis Today

Arthritis Today Summer 2011

Summer 2011

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Professor McGregor

Back to basics

A study looking into ways of improving the outcome of back surgery has thrown up some unexpected findings. Jane Tadman reports.

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Christine Walker

Hands on approach to osteoarthritis

Imagine not being able to open a tin, peel or chop vegetables, dry yourself properly after a bath or even pick up a kettle to make a cup of tea; everyday activities that most people take entirely for granted.

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George Plumptre

Lupus: a special report

Two years ago former Times gardening correspondent George Plumptre donated a kidney to his brother Francis, when lupus caused his kidneys to fail. Now chief executive of the National Gardens Scheme, which made Arthritis Research UK its guest charity in 2010–11, he tells how his donation transformed his brother’s life.

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Michelle Grainger, information content manager

Read all about it!

Our 90-plus patient information booklets and drug leaflets have been re-written and updated. Michelle Grainger explains the reasons for the changes.

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Professor Alan Silman

Focus on Newcastle - the search for a cure

Arthritis Today provides a research update from Newcastle Musculoskeletal Research Group, which is celebrating its new European Centre of Excellence status.

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