New York, NY—July 26, 2002
Considering these statistics, a new publication by HSS physicians, The Hospital for Special Surgery Rheumatoid Arthritis Handbook, is a must have for anyone who has RA. In plain English, using real-life examples, it explains what RA is, its causes, progression and various effects on the human body. This comprehensive book provides information that patients really need to take charge of managing their disease and working with their doctors to develop a treatment program that’s right for their lifestyle and life goals.
The authors – Hospital for Special Surgery’s Dr. Stephen A. Paget, Physician-in-Chief of HSS, and Dr. Michael D. Lockshin, Director of the Barbara Volcker Center for Women with Rheumatic Disease -- are internationally recognized leaders in the fight against this crippling disease. Assisted by Suzanne Loebl, a former science editor of the Arthritis Foundation, the physician-authors expert advice covers a wide-range of topics of vital concern to anyone affected by RA, including:
Published by John Wiley & Sons, Inc., the book retails for $16.95.
About Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) is the world’s largest academic medical center focused on musculoskeletal health. HSS is nationally ranked No. 1 in orthopedics and No. 2 in rheumatology by U.S. News & World Report (2016-2017), and is the first hospital in New York State to receive Magnet Recognition for Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Credentialing Center four consecutive times. HSS has one of the lowest infection rates in the country. HSS is an affiliate of Weill Cornell Medical College and as such all Hospital for Special Surgery medical staff are faculty of Weill Cornell. 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 www.hss.edu.