‘Inflammation and Pain: The Latest Discoveries from the World of Integrative Medicine’ Subject of UA Arthritis Center Lecture, March 7

“Inflammation and Pain: The Latest Discoveries from the World of Integrative Medicine,” will be presented Wednesday, March 7, 6-7:15 p.m., at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, DuVal Auditorium, 1501 N. Campbell Ave., Tucson. The 75-minute presentation will include time for questions and answers.

Randy J. Horwitz, MD, PhD, medical director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and associate professor of medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, will share the latest discoveries about interventions that can help people manage pain and reduce inflammation. Dr. Horwitz will describe how complementary and alternative therapies offer exciting new developments that may alter the way we understand and ultimately treat medical conditions.

Chronic inflammation and pain are severe problems for many. According to the National Center for Health Statistics, 76.2 million people in the United States suffer from chronic pain. Chronic inflammation—when the body’s natural healing process continues long after it is needed—can destroy healthy tissue, leading to pain and the development of major forms of arthritis. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that arthritis affects 54.4 million U.S. adults—more than one in four—and is a major cause of chronic pain. The research and insight into alternative treatments shared by Dr. Horwitz will bring to light groundbreaking advances and available treatment options.

Seating for the lecture is limited and prior registration is requested. For more information or to register, please visit the UA Arthritis Center website, www.arthritis.arizona.edu, or call 520-626-5040 or email livinghealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu

The UA Arthritis Center offers validation of parking tickets for the Banner – UMC Tucson Visitor/Patient Parking Garage during Living Healthy With Arthritis lectures. Tickets may be validated by a UA Arthritis Center staff member in the hospital main lobby upon entering or exiting the lecture.

If you have questions concerning access, wish to request a Sign Language interpreter or disability-related accommodations, please contact Tracy Shake, 520-626-5040, email: livinghealthy@arthritis.arizona.edu

The lecture is part of the “Living Healthy with Arthritis” series of free monthly talks presented by the UA Arthritis Center at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson and supported through the Susan and Saul Tobin Endowment for Research and Education in Rheumatology. Upcoming lectures in the spring 2018 series will be held Wednesday, April 4, and Wednesday, May 2, at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, DuVal Auditorium.

About Randy J. Horwitz, MD, PhD

Dr. Horwitz is medical director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and associate professor of medicine at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

He received his bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of Illinois and his doctorate in immunology and molecular biology from the University of Florida. He received his medical degree from the University of Illinois and completed his residency in internal medicine at University Hospitals (Case Western Reserve University) in Cleveland, Ohio. He was a post-doctoral fellow at the National Institutes of Health, studying rheumatologic disorders, followed by a three-year fellowship in allergy and clinical immunology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he specialized in asthma and allergic disease management. He served as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Wisconsin and at the VA Medical Center in Madison prior to joining the UA, where he also completed a fellowship in integrative medicine.

Dr. Horwitz provides integrative medical consultations to people with a variety of medical concerns, with a special interest in complementary and alternative therapies for arthritis, asthma and immunological/allergic diseases, as well as hepatitis and heart disease, among others. He is board certified in integrative medicine, internal medicine, and allergy and clinical immunology.

Dr. Horwitz has been named to the prestigious “Best Doctor's in America.” He is an affiliate of the American Medical Association; American College of Physicians; American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology; American Medical Writers Association; Council of Biology Editors; American Group on Educational Affairs; American Society of Clinical Hypnosis; and Psychoneuroimmunology Research Society. He has been honored with the President's Award of the American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology and Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, and is a member of the advisory board for Reader's Digest Health.

About the University of Arizona Arthritis Center

The University of Arizona Arthritis Center, a Center of Excellence at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson, is a research leader with a focus on identifying the causes of arthritis and developing improved diagnosis, measurement and treatment of the disease. For more information, please visit www.arthritis.arizona.edu

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