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Below are links to information related to arthritis. Click on the right menu or scroll down to view general information and programs, research, statistics and guidelines on this topic.

Research, Recommendations and Guidelines

2013

Arthritis Awareness and Action
Arthritis does not have to limit your activities at any age. If you are one of the 53 million US adults living with arthritis, there are many simple things you can do to reduce symptoms and live well.

2011

The Arthritis Pain Reliever (12/29/2011)
Learn to use physical activity to ease arthritis pain and disability. The Arthritis Pain Reliever video will show you how.

Arthritis as a Potential Barrier to Physical Activity Among Adults with Obesity - United States, 2007 and 2009 (6/7/2011)
Adults with obesity are less likely than adults without obesity to follow physical activity recommendations, despite the known benefits of physical activity for weight loss and weight maintenance (1,2). Arthritis is a common comorbidity of adults with obesity (3), and arthritis-related joint pain and functional limitation might contribute substantially to low rates of physical activity among adults with obesity.

2010

CDC and the Arthritis Foundation Launch the 1st National Agenda for Osteoarthritis to Help Millions (3/1/10)
A National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis was developed by more than 70 stakeholders following a call-to-action led by the Arthritis Foundation and CDC. A National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis sets the stage for a collaborative and focused action to achieve three overall goals during the next three to five years.

Osteoarthritis and You
Osteoarthritis (OA) is a painful and often limiting joint disease that affects 27 million American adults. Women have higher rates than men, especially after age 50. Learn more about managing arthritis symptoms.

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