Arthritis & Rheumatism: No Preventive Prescription

For a man of 75, the commencement speaker at Kansas State University seemed remarkably spry. But under the erect military bearing, the painful truth was that former President Dwight Eisenhower has not fully recovered from the pains in his joints that put him in Washington's Walter Reed Army Medical Center little more than a month ago. Nor is he likely to—a frustrating situation that leaves him no worse off than countless other Americans over 50, who experience physical changes, often painful, involving their joints.

The catalogue of Ike's complaints is considerable: swollen...

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