Navigation Links
The Gout & Uric Acid Education Society (GUAES) Announces New Survey Results Highlighting Major Gaps in Public Awareness of Gout
Date:5/22/2009

New Findings Released on the Third Annual Gout Awareness Day (May 22)

NEW YORK, May 22 /PRNewswire/ -- The Gout & Uric Acid Education Society announced today that new survey results reveal alarming gaps in the public's awareness of gout, a painful and potentially debilitating form of arthritis that affects three to five million Americans. In a survey of more than 2,000 Americans, 65% of adults admitted to being "not at all knowledgeable" about gout and just over 70% did not know that gout is a form of arthritis. In fact, gout is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis among adults.

"There are a number of myths and misconceptions about gout that have complicated efforts to raise public awareness about this condition," said N. Lawrence Edwards, M.D., chairman of the Gout & Uric Acid Education Society, and a specialist in rheumatology and professor of medicine at the University of Florida, Gainesville. "Because of its association with historical figures who suffered from the condition like Henry VIII, Benjamin Franklin and Isaac Newton, some people mistakenly believe that gout is a 'historical' condition. The truth is that gout is very much alive today - in fact, the number of Americans with gout has actually doubled over the past 30 years."

Gout is associated with an abnormally high level of uric acid in the blood (a condition known as hyperuricemia), but more than 4 in 5 adults (83%) said they have not had their uric acid levels checked in the last five years, or weren't sure if they had. Among those who have ever suffered from gout, 35% said they have not had their uric acid levels checked in the last five years, or weren't sure if they had.

A third of adults, and just over half of those who have ever suffered from gout believe that gout is curable. While in many cases gout symptoms can be managed effectively with dietary changes and medication, people
'/>"/>

SOURCE The Gout & Uric Acid Education Society
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Lutheran Senior Services Partners with Silverchair Learning Systems to Enhance Employee Training and Education
2. National Association of Subrogation Professionals (NASP), the Largest Insurance Subrogation Association in the World - Announced Today that Leslie Wiernik has Joined the Organization as Director of Education
3. ADDAS Awareness Campaign Offers Resources and Education to Adults Living with AD/HD and Professionals Working With Them
4. CIGNA Group Insurance Shows Consumers Theres More to Life Through a New Consumer Education Toolkit
5. One of the Largest Post-WHI Physician Surveys Shows More Education is Needed: Patient Misinformation About Hormone Therapy Remains High
6. National Association for Sport and Physical Education Partners with S&S Worldwide to Help Improve Childrens Fitness
7. Education Key Focus of Michigan Policy Summit
8. LifeQuest World Corporation Proud Contributor to Dietary Supplement Education Alliance (DSEA)
9. Study links education to risk of cancer death
10. Education Linked to Cancer Death Rates
11. DaVita Teammates Bicycling 230 Miles for Kidney Disease Education
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:7/31/2014)... CITY, Mo. (PRWEB) July 31, 2014 ... of highly experienced, sub-specialty trained neurosurgeons at the ... of the Spine Program and director of spine surgery. ... in Richland, Wash. , “Dr. Upadhyaya has been recognized ... invasive and complex spine issues. His addition to the ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... Recognizing that today’s medical students are tomorrow’s ... announced today its student discount program. ... a healthcare-related field, as well as medical residents in ... the conference, scheduled for September 17-20, 2014 in San ... , “As a future Registered Dietitian, I’m excited ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... 2014 When it comes to aesthetics ... and improve. As such, Natalie Sharp's Pure Vitality ... for a new, more focused direction and to provide ... patients! , Pure Vitality Rx is Oyster Bay's premier ... wide variety of services primarily dedicated to women. Services ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... (August 1, 2014) While it is known that members ... use alcohol, a new study finds that female enlistees ... than their civilian counterparts. This study was published today ... journal published on behalf of the Inter-University Seminar on ... and Lucky Tedrow studied surveys of nearly 9,000 men ...
(Date:7/31/2014)... July 31, 2014 Sales in the organic ... to 2014, according to radio talk show host Sharon Kleyne, ... rapid growth since 1990. The US economy in the same ... Power of Water radio show, reported this information following a ... a worldwide manufacturer of organic and natural food products. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute welcomes Cheerag D. Upadhyaya, M.D., as director of Spine Program 2Health News:Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute welcomes Cheerag D. Upadhyaya, M.D., as director of Spine Program 3Health News:Saint Luke’s Marion Bloch Neuroscience Institute welcomes Cheerag D. Upadhyaya, M.D., as director of Spine Program 4Health News:Student Discounts Offered for International Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference 2Health News:Student Discounts Offered for International Plant-based Nutrition Healthcare Conference 3Health News:Natalie Sharp's Pure Vitality Rx Upgrade - Partnership With Shangri-La Spa and Website Facelift! 2Health News:Women in military less likely to drink than civilian women 2Health News:Organic Food Industry Grew 12% in 2013-2014 Reports Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water Host 2Health News:Organic Food Industry Grew 12% in 2013-2014 Reports Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water Host 3
... Synovics,Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SYVC), a ... Gange, has been,appointed Principal Executive Officer of ... responsibility of overseeing all executive functions. Mr. ... of directors and is the Chief,Financial Officer ...
... Nationwide,Health Properties, Inc. (NYSE: NHP ) today ... President, Tax. Mr. Laty had previously been the,Vice President, ... had,over eight years experience with a "Big 4" accounting ... Estate Investment Trusts. Mr. Laty is,a graduate of California ...
... do find 11 anti-seizure drugs heighten suicide risk, and ... 10 (HealthDay News) -- Anti-seizure drugs can cause ... warrant the government,s strongest warning label on them, a ... 20-member panel voted unanimously, with one abstention, to back ...
... of Mental Health estimates that in any given year, ... from some form of anxiety disorder, including debilitating conditions ... (PTSD). It is estimated that nearly 15 percent ... PTSD, underscoring the urgency to develop better treatment strategies ...
... trials, design may also mask risk of HIV drug resistance ... study questions whether vaginal microbicides being developed to help protect ... from the virus that causes AIDS. , The study, ... of the National Academy of Sciences , also shows that, ...
... anti-seizure drugs that showed double the risk , , THURSDAY, ... cause increased suicidal tendencies in patients, a U.S. health ... experts voted unanimously to back the findings on 11 ... Administration, the Associated Press reported. , In ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Synovics Pharmaceuticals Announces the Appointment of Jyotindra Gange as Principal Executive Officer 2Health News:Synovics Pharmaceuticals Announces the Appointment of Jyotindra Gange as Principal Executive Officer 3Health News:Synovics Pharmaceuticals Announces the Appointment of Jyotindra Gange as Principal Executive Officer 4Health News:Synovics Pharmaceuticals Announces the Appointment of Jyotindra Gange as Principal Executive Officer 5Health News:FDA Advisers Don't Back Epilepsy Drug Warnings 2Health News:Rutgers research identifies brain cells related to fear 2Health News:Rutgers research identifies brain cells related to fear 3Health News:Vaginal Microbicides Might Help More Men Than Women 2Health News:Epilepsy Drugs Can Cause Suicidal Tendencies, FDA Panel Finds 2Health News:Epilepsy Drugs Can Cause Suicidal Tendencies, FDA Panel Finds 3
(Date:7/31/2014)... De Pfizer Clinical Research Unit (PCRU) heeft ... van Japanse komaf voor medewerking aan klinisch onderzoek. De ... één van twee onderzoekseenheden van Pfizer , een ... door de ontdekking en ontwikkeling van nieuwe medicijnen. Om ... mannen en vrouwen van Japanse komaf – leeftijd 18 ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... , July 30, 2014  Cepheid (Nasdaq: ... group purchasing contract with Premier will end on ... Premier GPO will be able to continue their ... Baycare, HPA, MedAssets, Novation, and ROi, in addition ... directly with Cepheid. "Cepheid has always ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014 The Board of Directors of ... evening expressed support for the "Pharmacists, Patient Care ... Pharmacy Practitioners (JCPP).  As a JCPP member, AMCP ... period to develop a scalable, viable and consistent ... "Pharmacists are fast becoming one of the most ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Gezonde vrijwilligers van Japanse komaf gezocht voor deelname aan Fase I klinisch onderzoek 2Cepheid Updates Status Of Premier Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) Agreement 2Cepheid Updates Status Of Premier Group Purchasing Organization (GPO) Agreement 3AMCP Endorses JCPP "Pharmacists' Patient Care Process" 2
... Reportlinker.com announces that a new market ... Commercial Insight: Antihormonal Cancer ... generic sales erosion ... therapies are a class of drugs used ...
... NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2010 Reportlinker.com ... is available in its catalogue: ... for optimizing growth in key regions and ... The flurry of recent ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Commercial Insight: Antihormonal Cancer Therapies - Leading Brands Strive to Minimize Generic Sales Erosion 2Commercial Insight: Antihormonal Cancer Therapies - Leading Brands Strive to Minimize Generic Sales Erosion 3Commercial Insight: Antihormonal Cancer Therapies - Leading Brands Strive to Minimize Generic Sales Erosion 4Commercial Insight: Antihormonal Cancer Therapies - Leading Brands Strive to Minimize Generic Sales Erosion 5Commercial Insight: Antihormonal Cancer Therapies - Leading Brands Strive to Minimize Generic Sales Erosion 6Commercial Insight: Antihormonal Cancer Therapies - Leading Brands Strive to Minimize Generic Sales Erosion 7Commercial Insight: Antihormonal Cancer Therapies - Leading Brands Strive to Minimize Generic Sales Erosion 8Commercial Insight: Antihormonal Cancer Therapies - Leading Brands Strive to Minimize Generic Sales Erosion 9Opportunities in Emerging Pharma Markets: Strategies for Optimizing Growth in Key Regions and Therapeutic Areas 2Opportunities in Emerging Pharma Markets: Strategies for Optimizing Growth in Key Regions and Therapeutic Areas 3Opportunities in Emerging Pharma Markets: Strategies for Optimizing Growth in Key Regions and Therapeutic Areas 4Opportunities in Emerging Pharma Markets: Strategies for Optimizing Growth in Key Regions and Therapeutic Areas 5Opportunities in Emerging Pharma Markets: Strategies for Optimizing Growth in Key Regions and Therapeutic Areas 6Opportunities in Emerging Pharma Markets: Strategies for Optimizing Growth in Key Regions and Therapeutic Areas 7
... As a prophylaxis for deep vein ... effective combination of graduated sequential compression and ... thrombus formation by increasing venous ejection while ... VenaFlow System includes a pump with tube ...
... Full Transportability: Innovative design allows the ... in for therapy or when to ... Choose the prophylactic method to deliver ... both simultaneously. ,Automatic Garment Detection: Automatically ...
... boot specially lasted for fiberglass casts... ... sole for easy ambulation! ,The SlimLine ... last so it fits better than ... with our stretchable upper, a custom ...
The Low Profile boot provides a durable canvas upper, with an open toe and heel. Padded EVA insole protection. The lower outsole compensates for casting thickness. Available in six unisex sizes....
Medicine Products: