News From Northeastern Ohio

2012 Fall Arthritis Walk Hero

Anna, the Fall Arthritis Walk Hero, was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) just before her second birthday. The disease began in her right knee and spread to other joints.  Click here to read about  Anna's daily fight against arthritis pain.


Who Gets JA?

Andrew Zeft, M.D., Center for Pediatric Rheumatology & Immunology at the Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital, answers this question and more.  Click here to learn more about who gets JA. 



More Than Just a Camp

Camp Dakota, Flying Horse Farms, and the Annie W. Anderson Fall Family Camp are camps held in the Great Lakes Region for children living with arthritis and related diseases.  These camps are designed to provide children living with debilitating diseases the opportunity to forget about their illness and have a fun-filled camp experience with children just like them.  Click here to learn more and see photos from these camps.   


Your Juvenile Arthritis Research Questions Answered

Research in children is necessary to make new treatments for childhood arthritis available and safe. Click here to learn more from Gloria C. Higgins PhD, MD, Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at The Ohio State University, and a member of the Division of Rheumatology at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH.

2012 Juvenile Arthritis Conference

Nearly 1,000 people from over 30 states attended the Juvenile Arthritis Conference.  Twenty-seven families and individuals from the Great Lakes Region participated, including several rheumatology fellows, two JA Conference award winners, and 17 families who received a scholarship from the Arthritis Foundation to help cover the cost of attending. Click here to learn more about the JA Conference experience.


Pediatric Rheumatologist Shortages

Do you know how many pediatric rheumatologists are in your state?  The answer might surprise you.  There are ten states with no board certified, practicing pediatric rheumatologist and eight more states with only one. Click here to learn about how the Arthritis Foundation is taking action against these shortages.

Upcoming Events

Click here to see upcoming events in Northeastern Ohio

Thank you to the 2012 Arthritis Walk Region Sponsor:

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