DR. THEO'S PANACEA

A NEW BOOK OFFERS A CURE FOR OSTEOARTHRITIS, BUT THE EXPERTS PRESCRIBE A HEAVY DOSE OF CAUTION

If you caught Dr. Jason Theodosakis on PrimeTime Live last week, you saw him working out and scrambling over rocks like a dedicated exercise buff. In fact, Theodosakis, 34, a Tucson, Arizona, physician specializing in preventive and sports medicine, regards himself as a medical miracle. Only a few years ago, he was so lame from arthritis that he had to use crutches and occasionally even a wheelchair.

Theodosakis' TV appearance was part of the media blitz marking publication of his book, The Arthritis Cure (St. Martin's Press; $22.95). With 16 million Americans suffering from the crippling pain of osteoarthritis, it's not...

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