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Arthritis & Rheumatic Diseases

Identifies the symptoms and risk factors for arthritis and rheumatic diseases. Describes the range of medications and indications for treating arthritic diseases. Discusses lifestyle changes that can enable symptom relief. Identifies clinical presentations of illnesses that help expedite diagnosis and treatment. Describes the newest advances in the treatment and prevention of arthritis and its complications.
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Learning Objectives

 

  1. Identify the symptoms and risk factors for arthritis and rheumatic diseases.
  2. Describe the range of medications and indications for treating arthritic diseases.
  3. Discuss lifestyle changes that can enable symptom relief.
  4. Identify clinical presentations of illnesses that help expedite diagnosis and treatment
  5. Describe the newest advances in the treatment and prevention of arthritis and its complications.
Products specifications
Instructor M. O'Brien, M.D.
Contact Hours: 3
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