Rheumatoid Arthritis: Taking Control, A 'Cutting Edge Medical Report' iTV Special Premieres on The Health Network May 7

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Information Television Network (iTV)

    BOCA RATON, Fla., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Many people consider arthritis
 to be a sign of old age.  But there is a debilitating form of this condition
 that strikes much earlier.  More than two million Americans suffer from
 rheumatoid arthritis -- many of them people in their 20's and 30's.  And it's
 estimated that nearly 100,000 children suffer from a juvenile form of the
 disease.  For those victims, pain and stiffness can be life altering --
 turning a once active lifestyle into days filled with chronic pain, fatigue
 and an uncertain future.
     While the exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis is not known, it is known to
 be an autoimmune illness.  The body's natural immune system does not operate
 as it should and instead attacks healthy joint tissue causing inflammation.
 If left untreated, it can cause permanent joint damage.  Fortunately doctors
 are treating this illness with more success than ever before.
     Rheumatoid Arthritis: Taking Control, co-hosted by Lee Simon, M.D., of
 Harvard Medical School, explores the roles of diet and exercise along with new
 medications that may be able to transform the lives of people with this
 disease.  This informative, 30-minute TV special premieres on The Health
 Network on Monday, May 7 at 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. ET, and on Sunday, May 20
 at 6:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. ET, and will repeat several additional times this
 year.
     Rheumatoid Arthritis: Taking Control is produced by Information Television
 Network (iTV) as part of the award-winning series, "The Cutting Edge Medical
 Report," and is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from
 Centocor.
     "The Cutting Edge Medical Report" airs on The Health Network Mondays,
 Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00 PM and 1:00 AM Eastern Time, 9:00 PM and 12:00
 AM Central Time, 8:00 and 11:00 PM Mountain Time, and 7:00 and 10:00 PM
 Pacific Time.  Weekend times are 6:30 PM and 1:00 AM Eastern time, 5:30 PM and
 12:00 AM Central, 4:30 and 11:00 PM Mountain time, and 3:30 and 10:00 PM
 Pacific time.
     The Health Network is part of the Fox Cable Networks and reaches
 approximately 20 million households nationwide.
     For additional information on air dates or to order a VHS copy of the
 program, call 1-888-380-6500. For more about "The Cutting Edge Medical
 Report," visit www.itvisus.com or www.webmd.com on the Internet.
 
 

SOURCE Information Television Network (iTV)
    BOCA RATON, Fla., April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Many people consider arthritis
 to be a sign of old age.  But there is a debilitating form of this condition
 that strikes much earlier.  More than two million Americans suffer from
 rheumatoid arthritis -- many of them people in their 20's and 30's.  And it's
 estimated that nearly 100,000 children suffer from a juvenile form of the
 disease.  For those victims, pain and stiffness can be life altering --
 turning a once active lifestyle into days filled with chronic pain, fatigue
 and an uncertain future.
     While the exact cause of rheumatoid arthritis is not known, it is known to
 be an autoimmune illness.  The body's natural immune system does not operate
 as it should and instead attacks healthy joint tissue causing inflammation.
 If left untreated, it can cause permanent joint damage.  Fortunately doctors
 are treating this illness with more success than ever before.
     Rheumatoid Arthritis: Taking Control, co-hosted by Lee Simon, M.D., of
 Harvard Medical School, explores the roles of diet and exercise along with new
 medications that may be able to transform the lives of people with this
 disease.  This informative, 30-minute TV special premieres on The Health
 Network on Monday, May 7 at 10:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. ET, and on Sunday, May 20
 at 6:30 p.m. and 1 a.m. ET, and will repeat several additional times this
 year.
     Rheumatoid Arthritis: Taking Control is produced by Information Television
 Network (iTV) as part of the award-winning series, "The Cutting Edge Medical
 Report," and is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from
 Centocor.
     "The Cutting Edge Medical Report" airs on The Health Network Mondays,
 Wednesdays and Fridays at 10:00 PM and 1:00 AM Eastern Time, 9:00 PM and 12:00
 AM Central Time, 8:00 and 11:00 PM Mountain Time, and 7:00 and 10:00 PM
 Pacific Time.  Weekend times are 6:30 PM and 1:00 AM Eastern time, 5:30 PM and
 12:00 AM Central, 4:30 and 11:00 PM Mountain time, and 3:30 and 10:00 PM
 Pacific time.
     The Health Network is part of the Fox Cable Networks and reaches
 approximately 20 million households nationwide.
     For additional information on air dates or to order a VHS copy of the
 program, call 1-888-380-6500. For more about "The Cutting Edge Medical
 Report," visit www.itvisus.com or www.webmd.com on the Internet.
 
 SOURCE  Information Television Network (iTV)

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