‘Non-Pharmacological Therapies for Arthritis Pain and Inflammation,’ Sept. 7

Free and open to the public; part of the Living Healthy With Arthritis Monthly Lecture Series presented by the Arizona Arthritis Center
Nutritional interventions, supplements and botanicals are some of the “Non-Pharmacological Therapies for Arthritis Pain and Inflammation” that will be discussed in a free presentation, open to the public, on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 6 to 7:30 p.m., at the Medical Research Building, Room 102, 1656 E. Mabel St., Tucson.(The building is on the Arizona Health Sciences Center campus, at the southeast corner of E. Mabel St. and N. Cherry Ave.; free parking is available in surrounding parking lots.)
 
The lecture is presented by the Arizona Arthritis Center at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
 
There are many integrative therapies designed to reduce pain and inflammation in people who are dealing with rheumatologic conditions. Randy Horwitz, PhD, MD, medical director for the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and assistant professor, clinical medicine, UA College of Medicine Department of Medicine, will explore alternative and complementary therapies, including information about nutritional interventions, supplements and botanicals.
 
Dr. Horwitz received his doctorate in immunology and molecular biology from the University of Florida and his medical degree from the University of Illinois. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health studying rheumatologic disorders. He also is the editor of the textbook, Integrative Rheumatology (Oxford Press, 2011).
 
Seating is limited and prior registration is preferred. For more information or to register, contact the Arizona Arthritis Center, (520) 626-5040, or email LivingHealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu
 
The lecture is part of a series of “Living Healthy with Arthritis” monthly talks presented by the Life Compass initiative of the Arizona Arthritis Center at the UA College of Medicine and supported through the Susan and Saul Tobin Endowment for Research and Education in Rheumatology.
 
The Arizona Arthritis Center, a Center of Excellence at the UA College of Medicine, is a research leader with a focus on identifying the causes of arthritis and developing improved technologies for diagnosing, measuring and treating the disease. For more information, visit the website www.arthritis.arizona.edu