|Free Arthritis Information for Hispanic
Arthritis is one of the most common diseases in the
U.S., affecting millions of adults and half of all people
age 65 and older. Although there is no cure for most
forms of arthritis, treatment can help patients manage
their symptoms and improve their overall quality of
life. The choice of treatment depends on the type of
arthritis, the severity of symptoms, the patientís general
health, and other factors.
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is offering a
free fact sheet in Spanish about treatments for the
most common forms of arthritis — osteoarthritis, rheumatoid
arthritis, and gout. Consejos Sobre la Artritis includes
information about the warning signs of arthritis, treatment
methods, and up-to-date addresses and telephone numbers
of resources for further help. The science-based information
is useful for seniors and their family members.
To order copies of Consejos Sobre la Artritis, call
1-800-222-2225 toll free. The NIA Information Center
is open weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. eastern
time. An information specialist will be available to
respond to calls in Spanish. This and other Spanish
publications on healthy aging also are available on
the NIA Web site at www.niapublications.org.
The NIA, part of the National Institutes of Health
of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services,
leads the Federal effort supporting and conducting research
on aging and the special needs of older people. The
Institute is committed to making health information
available to older Hispanic Americans and their families.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The
Nation's Medical Research Agency — is comprised
of 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of
the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services.
It is the primary Federal agency for conducting and
supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical
research, and investigates the causes, treatments,
and cures for both common and rare diseases. For more
information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.