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Summer 2012

Arthritis Today

Arthritis Today front cover Issue 157

Summer 2012

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Taking part in the Age Well Day at Birmingham University

Growing old gracefully - and healthily

Ageing is a natural part of the cycle of life. But how can we age healthily, and why do some people age better and more healthily than others? As the UK population gets older, the new MRC-Arthritis Research UK Centre for Musculoskeletal Ageing Research hopes to provide some practical solutions to these important questions.

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David Lewis

Growing up with arthritis

David Lewis, aged 29, has had severe juvenile idiopathic arthritis since he was a child. Despite his disabilities he leads a full life, and is a keen supporter of Arthritis Research UK. He told his story to Arthritis Today.

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Dr Philip Helliwell

Q and A - antibiotics special

In a change to our regular Q&A format, Dr Philip Helliwell looks at possible links between infection and arthritis, following a number of letters on this controversial subject. We have had a number of readers report that their arthritis improves when taking a course of anitibiotics. This short article discusses this phenomenon and offers some possible explanations.

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Hip replacement

What's new in hip op surgery

Confused about the wide choices of hip replacement available? Orthopaedic surgeon Manoj Sood offers a useful guide to existing types and new developments.

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