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In This Issue

  • DEI Efforts of the 140+ Member Organizations of the OAAA
  • Osteoarthritis in the Media
  • Webinars
  • Resources for OA Researchers

Podcasting with the OA Action Alliance

One of the main reasons why podcasts are so popular today is because of their convenience. You can listen to the exact content that interests you at the time and location that is most ideal for you. For the unfamiliar, a podcast is a series of audio discussions, led by one or more recurring hosts about a particular topic or current event, which can be downloaded to a personal device for easy listening. With 1 in 4 (or 58.5 million) US adults having some form of arthritis, the popularity of podcasts on chronic pain-related topics, such as osteoarthritis (OA), is also rising. The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance (OAAA) regularly participates in podcasts to help elevate OA as a national health priority and promote arthritis-appropriate, evidence-based interventions for the prevention and management of OA. Here are a few podcasts featuring OAAA representatives as the special guests:

Live YES with arthritis podcastArthritis Foundation’s Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast
OAAA Associate Director, Kirsten Ambrose, discusses the topic of “Physical Activity: Start Where You Are.”

The Health Disparities PodcastMovement is Life Podcast
OAAA Director, Dr. Leigh Callahan, shares her perspectives on health disparities through an epidemiology lens.

Joint Action Podcast
Dr. Leigh Callahan discusses the work of the OAAA and their future directions.

The EMJ PodcastThe EMJ podcast
OAAA Steering Committee member, Dr. Ali Mobasheri, discusses “Osteoarthritis: Redefining the Way We Consider This Chronic Condition.”

Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair. Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate and to humble.
Yehuda Berg

DEI Efforts of the 140+ Member Organizations of the OAAA

In each newsletter, we will feature an OAAA member organization’s efforts in the area of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

CreakyJointsChatGPT has become the fastest-growing consumer application in history. The buzzworthy tool, capable of answering questions through text or text-to-speech dialogue, similar to human-like communication via technology, has garnered attention from medical professionals and scientists who seek to understand its limitations and potential uses in health care. CreakyJoints explored how Artificial Intelligence may impact the patient community.

Osteoarthritis in the Media

The latest in news, policy, & practice on osteoarthritis

  • US News: Active adult communities-What they are and how to choose the best one for your lifestyle (2/14/2023)
  • CNN: Here are low-impact exercises that may ease your arthritis pain (2/10/2023)
  • National Council on Aging: How Seniors can manage osteoarthritis symptoms (2/10/2023)
  • Arthritis Foundation: OAAA Associate Director, Kirsten Ambrose, discusses the topic of “Physical Activity: Start Where You Are” (2/9/2023)
  • Healio: High BMI may be associated with health, economic outcomes of musculoskeletal disorders (2/9/2023)
  • The Sydney Morning Herald: Out of joint: Medicare shift urged as knee replacement rate soars (2/7/2023)
  • The Joint Action has posted a new podcast on the topic “What joints does osteoarthritis commonly affect?” (2/5/2023)
  • National Council on Aging: What Is osteoarthritis? What older adults should know (2/3/2023)
  • The Obesity Society: Country’s leading obesity care organizations develop consensus statement on obesity (1/31/2023)
  • OAAA Steering Committee member, Dr. Ali Mobasheri, was featured on a podcast on “Osteoarthritis: Redefining the Way We Consider This Chronic Condition” (1/30/2023)
  • Washington Post: Balance training can help you avoid falls, stay steady on your feet (1/30/2023)

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Resources for OA Researchers

Click the button below to access our regularly updated list of Events and Conferences, Funding Opportunities, Webinars, and Announcements related to Osteoarthritis research. Remember to bookmark this website!

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