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Dr. Stephen Paget, Physician-in-Chief and Chairman, Division of Rheumatology, at Hospital for Special Surgery is Available to Comment on a Recent CDC Study on the Impact of Arthritis in the Work Place

NEW YORK, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that 33 percent of U.S. workers with arthritis suffered work limitations in 2003.

A rheumatologist from Hospital for Special Surgery is available to comment on this study:

Stephen Paget, MD, FACP, FACR Physician-in-Chief and chairman of the Division of Rheumatology, Hospital for Special Surgery, is available to talk about the causes for this growing trend and what the future holds for people with arthritis.

With the largest group of rheumatologists in the country, HSS is a world leader in the research and treatment of rheumatic disease.

If you would like to speak with Dr. Paget, please contact:

Phyllis Fisher


Tracy Hickenbottom


About Hospital for Special Surgery

Founded in 1863, Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is a world leader in orthopedics, rheumatology and rehabilitation. HSS is nationally ranked as No. 1 in orthopedics, No. 3 in rheumatology by U.S.News & World Report, and has received Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. In the 2006 edition of HealthGrades' Hospital Quality in America Study, HSS received five-star ratings for clinical excellence in its specialties. A member of the NewYork-Presbyterian Healthcare System and an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College, HSS provides orthopedic and rheumatologic patient care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital at New York Weill Cornell Medical Center. All Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College. The hospital's research division is internationally recognized as a leader in the investigation of musculoskeletal and autoimmune diseases. Hospital for Special Surgery is located in New York City and online at

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