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Arthritis Today

AT 165 Summer 2014

Summer 2014

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Professor Sally Roberts

Osteoarthritis: could stem cell therapies be the answer?

An exciting new trial to test the effectiveness of stem cells in early knee osteoarthritis is now under way. Jane Tadman reports.

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Novelist Alice Peterson

The human side of rheumatoid arthritis

The development of biological therapies has had an enormous impact on reducing the physical side of inflammatory arthritis for millions of people around the world. But acknowledging and treating the psychological and emotional impact of these potentially devastating conditions, lags way behind. Jane Tadman reports.

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Michelle Harrison and husband

‘Urgently needed’ treatment package for patients with Sjögren’s syndrome being developed

When Michelle Harrison developed Sjögren’s syndrome – a severe but little-known autoimmune condition that makes it difficult for sufferers to cry and to swallow – at the age of 17, her condition went undiagnosed for years.

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Meeting Jeremy Hunt

Arthritis Research UK meets the Health Secretary

What would you say to Secretary of State for Health Jeremy Hunt, given half the chance? Arthritis Research UK’s ‘osteoarthritis champion’ Terry Lawrence was among a small group of patients and healthcare professionals given that opportunity. She reports back below.

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