News from Western Pennsylvania

Complementary Medicine

What do magnets, needles, water, and yoga have in common?  They are all part of complementary therapies that can help those living with the daily pain of arthritis.  Click here to learn more about the various types of complementary therapies available.



A Valuable Experience at the Arthritis Foundation

Marlena's brother Sebastian was diagnosed with Systemic Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at 18 months. Attacking his immune system, JRA not only threatened Sebastian’s young life but would come to dramatically alter the rest of it.  Click here to read about her experience interning at the Arthritis Foundation. 

 Water Walking 101

Looking for a great summer workout that will keep you cool?  Try water exercising!  Click here to learn tips from the Arthritis Foundation on how to safely exercise in the water so you can keep moving this summer!



Boosting Activity for People With Arthritis

In order to dramatically reduce the impact of arthritis, the Arthritis Foundation recently released a report, Environmental and Policy Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Adults With Arthritis.  The report focuses on changes that could be made within six important sectors to make physical activity possible for individuals with arthritis. Click here to read more.


Upcoming Events

Great Lakes Region Webinar- Lunch and Learn
State Advocacy Issues: Access to Care and Medications

June 28, 2012, 11am-12pm
Featured Speaker: Ryan Sullivan, Regional Coordinator, Saginaw Valley and Genesee County Michigan Consumers for Healthcare.  Please check the special events website closer to the event for registration information.  Please contact or (513) 527-5042.


2012 Let's Move Together Fall Walk & Wellness Event- September 8, 2012

Mammoth Park
Blacksmith Road
Mt. Pleasant, PA 15666

The Arthritis Walk® is the signature fundraising event for the Arthritis Foundation. But it's not just an event, it's a celebration of year-round movement to help prevent and treat arthritis.
When you join us at the Arthritis Walk®, you're not moving alone-you are becoming part of a community looking to achieve better health and change lives at the same time.

2012 Pittsburgh Arthritis Expo

Saturday, September 15, 2012, 10:00am-2:00pm Community College of Allegheny County-South Campus 1750 Clairton Road (Route 885) West Mifflin, PA 15222 Please join us for this FREE opportunity to learn more about arthritis related subjects. The Arthritis Expo will feature vendors, health screenings and breakout sessions on various topics. Click here for registration and more information.


2012 Bone Bash Pittsburgh

10/19/2012- Clear Story Studio
1931 Sydney Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203

The Arthritis Foundation Bone Bash is a Halloween themed party. This costumed affair includes spooky decorations, costume contests, a silent auction auction and frightfully fun entertainment including music, games, and much more! Please contact Beth Brown at 412.566.1645 and

2012 Jingle Bell Run/Walks

Get in the spirit this holiday season at the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis®. Be one of the thousands of runners and walkers who hit the nation’s pavements, pathways and parks this winter to fight arthritis, the nation’s most common cause of disability.

12/8/12 Pittsburgh, PA


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