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Inspirational Quote of the Day!

by Sharon Gayle March 26, 2017

Quotes of the Day!


Don't find an Excuse ...Find a way!

Believe in yourself! Surround yourself with only those family and friends, who will encourage and uplift you along the journey, to becoming a better YOU. ~SharonGayle

 

 

CDC announces Arthritis on the rise...

by Sharon Gayle March 4, 2017

Arthritis on the Rise


Alarming Statistics Presented


About 53 million U.S. adults have arthritis. However, the number of men and women with arthritis is growing and expected to reach more than 78 million in 2040, according to a new CDC study.

Learning what to do so you feel your best with arthritis, and being active are recommended for people with arthritis.

Arthritis Increases

CDC estimates that the number of men and women with arthritis will increase almost 49% to more than 78 million in 2040. About half of those with arthritis are working age adults—age 18 to 64 years.


In this just released study, an estimated 34 million adults will be limited in their usual activities because of their arthritis in 2040, an increase of 52%.

Impact of Increased Arthritis

As the number of people with arthritis increases, their need for special medical care will grow as well. Providers who are experts in arthritis, like rheumatologists and orthopedic surgeons, may be harder to find and expensive. In addition, programs like Social Security Disability Insurance and Medicare will also be impacted by the growing number of arthritis patients. Contine reading...


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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | www.CDC.gov | CDC Health Living Section