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The Strong Woman's Approach to Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis
Date:9/28/2011

ce of women with a connection to RA, including:

  • Beth Battaglino Cahill, RN: HealthyWomen executive director and advocate for women's health education; serves as host of the video series.
  • Vibeke Strand, MD: rheumatologist, clinical professor of immunology at Stanford University, and leader in quality of life research among women with RA; provides disease background information.
  • Pamela Peeke, MD: HealthyWomen medical advisor, physician, fitness and lifestyle expert and best-selling author; describes the realities of life with RA and provides strategies for maintaining an active life.
  • Chaunte Smith: wife, mother, full-time working professional shares her personal experience living with RA and demonstrates exercises that are a part of her whole body approach to disease management.

In addition, HealthyWomen.org visitors can read, watch and learn from these women about proactively managing RA by seeking appropriate treatment and staying active. RA patients can then visit www.ReachBeyondRA.com to create their own personalized exercise plan based on their individual disease symptoms.

"UCB is committed to giving patients the tools and resources they need to stay active – not only physically active, but active in the management of their condition," said Kathleen Bos, MD, Vice President, U.S. Medical Affairs, UCB, Inc.  "Every element of Managing RA: The Strong Woman's Approach has been designed to help women with RA to do just that."

"Though this is a lifelong disease, women with RA should know that early, aggressive treatment can even help prevent or delay joint damage and regular exercise can help relieve pain from flare-ups," said Dr. Peeke.

To learn more about Managing RA: The Strong Woman's Approach and rheumatoid arthritis, visit w
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