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Dr. David Wayne Smith has been with the University of Arizona for over 56 years. He remembers a time when there were no air-conditioned campus buildings or cars. Today, at 85 years young, he still continues to wear the many hats he has developed – as forensic examiner, as patient advocate, as advisor and mentor – and gives back more than ever before.

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Pain of Gout Hits More Americans Print E-mail

"The public needs to realize that this is one more nail in the coffin about the importance of obesity and cardiovascular disease." said Dr. Eric Gall, rheumatologist and director of the Arizona Arthritis Center in Tucson."They need to also know that the treatment for gout is not just lowering the uric acid but also paying attention to diet and exercise."

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Glucosamine & Chondroitin: Effective for Arthritis? Print E-mail
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Osteoarthritis can be a miserable condition, causing pain and stiffness that just gets worse over time. It’s no wonder many women are turning to glucosamine and chondroitin, popular arthritis supplements intended to prevent damage and reduce discomfort. But do they really work? Lifescript’s Medical Detective examined all the latest research – and what she found may surprise (and perhaps disappoint) you… More

Tai Chi Kung Print E-mail
Tuesday, 28 June 2011 19:11

Tai Chi Kung

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Presented by:
Joe Pinella

Tai Chi Kung and Qi-Gong Instructor

10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Med Research Bldg
Room 102
1656 E Mabel
Tucson AZ 85724
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Joe Pinella has studied and practiced the ancient Chinese healing arts of Qi-Gong and Tai Chi Kung for over 40 years. In 1991 he broke his neck and back in a horrific auto accident. Using these arts, he was able to overcome several disabilities and regain the use of his motor skills.


He now uses his personal healing experience to empower others to rehabilitate and recover their health to live a better quality of life. Group and private lessons available.

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Call (520) 626-5040

Supported through the Susan and Saul Tobin Endowment for Research and Education in Rheumatology.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 July 2011 18:00
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Thumbnail showing Arthritis Center newsletter coverThe Arthritis Center Summer Newsletter is out now. Please click on link to view it.

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