Summary:THE PULSE CONTINUES THIS WEEK WITH AN EXAMINATION OF ARTHRITIS. FROM THE ROYAL DEVONSHIRE HOSPITAL, BUXTON IN DERBYSHIRE, WHICH SPECIALISES IN ARTHRITIS TREATMENT. SHAHNAZ PAKRAVAN PRESENTS REPORTS ON THE LATEST MEDICAL RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN TREATING THE DISEASE WHICH AFFECTS 10 MILLION BRITONS. THESE INCLUDE SIMPLE MEASURES TO AVOID OSTEOARTHRITIS; NEW HELP AT HOME FROM OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY FOR THOSE LIVING WITH RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS; A REPORT ON RESEARCH INTO THE USE AND MISUSE OF DRUGS AND HOW, FOR SOME, RELIEF FROM DRUG DEPENDENCY HAS COME FROM ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS.
Description:Second series that investigates the Health Service,as experienced by patient and practioner.