MISSION VIEJO, Calif., Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lifescript.com, a women's health and wellness website headquartered in Mission Viejo, Calif., has just released a new online Osteoarthritis Health Center as part of a planned 70 new centers this year, all designed to help women improve their health through in-depth articles, medical interviews, lifestyle tips, quizzes, recipes and more.
"About 27 million Americans have osteoarthritis," says Edward Geehr, M.D., Lifescript Chief Medical Officer. "The disease is the No. 1 cause of disability in adults, and accounts for more than 8 million annual office visits."
Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis and occurs when joint cartilage deteriorates over time. It can affect any joint in the body, but most commonly those in the hands, feet, knees and spine. More than half the population over age 65 has arthritis in at least one joint.
"Readers are looking for tips to ease osteoarthritis pain, new research and medications, and even exercises that can help," Geehr says. "The new health center will be a great resource to learn more about osteoarthritis treatment."
The Osteoarthritis Health Center boasts in-depth interviews with medical experts, as well as the latest treatments and medications for the condition. It includes a resources section with links to associations and blogs; foods that can hurt and help your condition; a printable list of questions for your doctor; and a tips section featuring advice on living with osteoarthritis and the best diet and exercise for arthritis. There is also a "doctor finder" tool on the site to help build an osteoarthritis health team in your hometown.
The Osteoarthritis Health Center is one of 64 centers currently on the site and part of a plan to release 70 condition-specific centers by the end of 2012.
ABOUT LIFESCRIPT: One of the fastest-growing online healthy living publishers, Lifescript.com (http://www.lifescript.com/) attracts 6.3 million unique visitors monthly and is the only site focusing exclusively on women's health. More than 7 million readers also subscribe to its six daily email newsletters. The company is headquartered in Mission Viejo, Calif., with additional offices in Beverly Hills and New York City.