May: National Arthritis Awareness Month
“Arthritis is a debilitating disease that profoundly impacts the lives of millions of Americans on a daily basis,” says John H. Klippel, M.D., president and CEO, Arthritis Foundation. “The effects of the 46 million Americans with arthritis on the economy are enormous; the direct and indirect medical costs of this disease are estimated to be $128 billion each year. With the aging of baby boomers, the prevalence of arthritis is expected to rise by 40 percent – that is up to 67 million people “ by the year 2030.”
Moving is the Best Medicine is the message for the 2010 Arthritis Awareness Month.
Please visit www.arthritis.org to learn more about this debilitating disease. For information and assistance with elder care for an aging loved one in the Altamonte Springs FL area, visit us at www.partnersinhc.com.