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EmpowHER EDUCATES WOMEN ABOUT ARTHRITS

EmpowHER EDUCATES WOMEN ABOUT ARTHRITS
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EmpowHER Offers FREE Insight, Resources and Support for Millions of Women Suffering With Arthritis Resources are Offered in Support of Arthritis Awareness Month in May

SCOTTSDALE, AZ — (Marketwire) — 05/04/2010 — EmpowHER, a health media company for women, is offering free access to world-class health information and a community of experts and advocates to the millions of women suffering from arthritis — an inflammation of the joints accompanied by pain, swelling and stiffness.

According to the Arthritis Foundation, 46 million Americans are affected by arthritis or related conditions. Arthritis encompasses more than 100 conditions, most of which affect substantially more women than men. Osteoporosis, for example, affects roughly 28 million people in the U.S., four of five of them women.

“Arthritis is not something you should have to live with and just suffer through, like many do,” said Michelle King Robson, Founder, Chairman and CEO of EmpowHER. “Because education is so vital to understanding the condition, we have assembled a team of experts as well as very personal stories of hope and recovery in one convenient location to make it easy for women to advocate for themselves. There is no need for anyone to suffer silently with this disease.”

For women suffering with arthritis, EmpowHER has created a dedicated resource page where women can find topical medical articles, videos and guides to additional online resources.

Access EmpowHER’s Arthritis Resource Page

To access arthritis content on EmpowHER, please click the links below:

EmpowHER’s Arthritis Community

HERNews: Many with Arthritis Find Simple Solutions for Relief

HERArticle: Arthritis–Why Prevention is the Best Cure—Part 1

HERArticle: Arthritis–Why Prevention is the Best Cure—Part 2

Video: Which Medications Best Treat Arthritis? Dr. Cannada

“Today’s arthritis sufferer needs to know that there are many evidence-based treatments, including traditional and alternative, that can go a long way in reducing the pain and discomfort of arthritis,” said Dr. Bernadette Melnyk, Dean and Distinguished Foundation Professor in Nursing at the Arizona State University College of Nursing & Health Innovation and EmpowHER Medical Advisory Board Member. “Clinically, we are at the forefront of a new era in how we treat the conditions of arthritis.”

About EmpowHER
EmpowHER is a health media company for women. The Company’s website, EmpowHER.com, provides women with access to condition-specific health information, world-class medical resources, and a dynamic community of experts and advocates committed to their well-being. Millions of women visit EmpowHER.com every year, making it one of the largest and fastest-growing resources dedicated exclusively to women’s health and wellness. For more, visit www.empowher.com.

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