Category: StandUp2OA Digest
November 20, 2020
Arthritis and diabetes have a lot in common. According to the Arthritis Foundation, almost half of all adults with diabetes (47%) also have arthritis. In addition, people with arthritis have a 61% higher risk of developing diabetes than those without arthritis. That may not be surprising, considering that the two conditions share a number of common risk factors.
November 6, 2020
Veterans Day will be celebrated this year on Wednesday, 11/11 and the OA Action Alliance would like to thank all the men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Arthritis is the second leading cause of discharge from the military, affecting one in three veterans. Post-traumatic arthritis develops in approximately half of all cases of traumatic joint injury.
October 23, 2020
Halloween is right around the corner and osteoarthritis (OA) has been allowed to lurk in the shadows for far too long. Fortunately, the OA Action Alliance is here to make OA a little less frightening for those diagnosed with the disease, their caregivers, and healthcare providers. Our coalition is guided by the vision, goals, and guiding principles set forth by the National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis: 2020 Update.
October 12, 2020
Initiated in 2003 by the International Council on Active Aging, Active Aging Week (Oct 5-11, 2020) seeks to call attention to and wholeheartedly celebrate the positivity of aging today. While the risk of developing osteoarthritis (OA) increases with age, OA is not an inevitable part of aging. Evidence shows that injury prevention and weight loss can prevent the onset of OA, and weight loss or maintenance, physical activity, and self-management education can reduce the symptoms and progression of OA at any age.
September 25, 2020
COVID-19 has changed a lot of things, but one has stayed the same: Falling is NOT a normal part of aging. Did you know people with osteoarthritis are at higher risk for falls and fall-related injuries? Join the National Council on Aging this week in a nationwide effort to raise awareness about preventing falls.