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May Awareness Month

Whatever your day has in store, it’s important to keep moving.

At Cleveland Clinic’s Orthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute, we are committed to preventing disease and providing leading-edge treatments to help you feel and function your best every day. That’s why we are celebrating the following May health observances:


Arthritis

Nearly 30 million Americans are affected by arthritis, and many new treatments are helping minimize its effects on patients’ overall health.

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Arthritis Answers

Thursday, May 21, Noon to 1 p.m. with Scott Burg, DO

When a joint aches, how do you know whether it’s caused by arthritis or something else? And if you have arthritis, how do you know which of the more than 50 kinds of arthritis you have? Our expert will discuss the symptoms and treatments of arthritis, and explain how to better communicate with your doctor so together you can arrive at the right diagnosis and treatment sooner.

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Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease that weakens bones, affecting about 10 million people nationwide. Medications, weight-bearing exercises and getting the right amount of calcium are key to protecting your bones.

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Tuesday, May 5, Noon to 1 p.m. with Chad Deal, MD and Lynn Pattimakiel, MD

An estimated 57 million Americans are affected by osteoporosis and low bone mass. Osteoporosis is often called the silent bone thief. Fortunately, there are ways to strengthen your bones to help prevent osteoporosis from occurring, or progressing. Join our experts to learn how both men and women are affected by this disease. Early detection, prevention strategies, and treatment options will be discussed.

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Lupus

This autoimmune disease that affects about 1.5 million Americans can be well controlled through a multidisciplinary approach.

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Lupus Answers

Tuesday, May 19, Noon to 1 p.m. with Howard Smith, MD

Lupus is a mysterious disease. The cause is unknown and has been the object of major research efforts for years. One in 2,000 people in the United States has lupus. People of African, Asian and Native American descent are more likely to develop lupus than Caucasians. Our expert will discuss how both men and women are affected by this disease and will address symptoms, diagnosis and treatment strategies for mild to severe lupus.

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Fibromyalgia

This musculoskeletal disorder affects an estimated 2 percent of the population. Individualized treatment, including medication, lifestyle changes, exercises and relaxation techniques, can provide relief.

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Vasculitis

This rare autoimmune disease, affects fewer than 200,000 Americans. Accurate diagnosis is vital to receiving the most effective treatment.

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