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How to Choose the Right Supplements for Arthritis?

This roundup of natural or store-bought supplements that claim to relieve arthritis emphasizes the importance of consulting with both a physician and a pharmacist about efficacy and safety before taking one.

"You should not forget that doctors may not be knowledgeable about supplements because they are not trained in complementary and alternative medicine. Specialized doctors are those who have training in integrative medicine,” said Farshad Fani Marvasti, MD, MPH, director of Public Health, Prevention and Health Promotion at the College of Medicine – Phoenix.

About the College

Founded in 2007, the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix inspires and trains exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders to optimize health and health care in Arizona and beyond. By cultivating collaborative research locally and globally, the college accelerates discovery in a number of critical areas — including cancer, stroke, traumatic brain injury and cardiovascular disease. Championed as a student-centric campus, the college has graduated 669 physicians, all of whom received exceptional training from nine clinical partners and more than 2,600 diverse faculty members. As the anchor to the Phoenix Bioscience Core, which is projected to have an economic impact of $3.1 billion by 2025, the college prides itself on engaging with the community, fostering education, inclusion, access and advocacy.