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April 19, 2010

St. Nicholas Hospital to Sponsor Arthritis Month Education Series

Sheboygan, Wis.—May is National Arthritis Month. In recognition of Arthritis Month, St. Nicholas Hospital is sponsoring a three-part education series aimed to make people more aware of arthritis and the issues involved.

With more than 46 million Americans diagnosed, chances are you know someone who is battling the pain of arthritis on a regular basis. Almost 100 different types of arthritis exist and with many ways to treat the varied symptoms, a lot of people are living in pain. Arthritis is a term for conditions that damage the joints in your body. With arthritis, the cartilage between your bones wears away over time and your bones rub together causing pain.

During the month of May, St. Nicholas Hospital and Sheboygan Orthopaedic Associates, SC are offering free programs to the community in an effort to educate people to take precautions including: learn all you can about the nutrition and how it relates to arthritis; take a simple test to determine risk levels for falls; and orthopedic issues related to arthritis. Following is the three-part program schedule:

Nutrition and Arthritis held on Thursday, April 29, from 6-7 p.m. Robin Leonhardt, Dietician, will discuss nutrition and how it relates to arthritis. Attendees will receive free recipes and food samples.

Falls and Balance Screening held on Thursday, May 6, from 6-7:30 p.m. The staff from St. Nicholas Hospital Rehabilitation Services will provide a free, simple test to determine risk level of falls. The test, evaluation, and consultation will take about 10-15 minutes/person.

Arthritis and Orthopedics held on Thursday, May 13, from 6-7:30 p.m. Dr. Kevin Gassner and Dr. Scott Glaeser, from Sheboygan Orthopedic Associates, will present a program on orthopedic issues as it relates to arthritis. Attendees will receive a free gift.

All three sessions will take place at St. Nicholas Hospital. Registration for each of these programs is recommended. For more information and to register, call 459-4636 or [Click Here].

Fortunately there are simple steps everyone can take to prevent and decrease the pain and disability of arthritis. Everyone wanting to learn more about arthritis should attend these programs.

About St. Nicholas Hospital
St. Nicholas Hospital is the recipient of the 2009/2010 HealthGrades Outstanding Patient Experience Award™. St. Nicholas Hospital is rated among the Nation's top 5% of hospitals for patient experience and one of only 211 facilities in the country to achieve this distinction two years in a row.

St. Nicholas Hospital is a non-profit hospital sponsored by the Hospital Sisters of St. Francis located at 3100 Superior Avenue, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Their mission and vision is to provide family-centered, compassionate care without regard for race, creed, or ability to pay. This is achieved through the core values of respect, care, competence, and joy.

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