Franciscan Medical Specialists hosts rheumatoid arthritis program featuring celebrity chef


Celebrity Chef Seamus Mullen

Franciscan Medical Specialists will offer help for dealing with the challenges of rheumatoid arthritis during a free program Aug. 26 that will feature celebrity chef Seamus Mullen, who suffers from the affliction.

Seamus, known for his Spanish cuisine, will perform a cooking demonstration as an example to help those with rheumatoid arthritis better cope.

“Getting by with RA pain isn’t good enough for me. There are many things that people living with RA can do if they learn to communicate with their doctors to help manage their RA. Cooking is one example of how you can stay active and healthy and even have fun while living with RA,” he said.

The educational program, sponsored by Pfizer and in partnership with the Franciscan Alliance’s Spirit of Women initiative, will discuss the challenges of living with the condition and explain available clinical tests and disease management programs.

Board-certified rheumatologist Keith Reich, DO, of Franciscan Medical Specialists, also will discuss effective physician-patient conversations and how to rethink the possibilities for living with RA.

The event will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. at Franciscan Medical Specialists, 757 45th Avenue, Munster.

For more information or to register, call (800) 931-3322.

About Spirit of Women
Spirit of Women is a national network of leading hospitals dedicated to improving women’s lives and the lives of their families with innovative health and community programs. Spirit of Women hospitals touch the lives of millions of women each year through the presentation of educational events, consumer membership programs, annual conferences, marketing communications, and grassroots efforts to improve the health and well-being of women everywhere. Spirit of Women enables participating hospitals to focus on community needs while providing the strength of national support. To learn more, please visit

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