January 8, 2021
Now that 2020 is behind us, it’s time to look forward to the new year and all of the possibilities ahead. The Osteoarthritis (OA) Action Alliance would love to be your trusted partner in helping you realize your personal goals in 2021.
December 18, 2020
It goes without saying, but 2020 has been a year which all of us will remember for the rest of our lives. In times like this, we need to stay resilient and be thankful for what we have. The OA Action Alliance would like to thank the readers of our newsletters, social media followers, committee members, volunteers, and 130+ member organizations for collectively helping to elevate osteoarthritis (OA) as a national health priority in 2020.
December 14, 2020
Check out our Year-End Infographic which lists some of our 2020 Successes!
December 4, 2020
The winter months present us with unique challenges on how to balance changes in the weather, family obligations, and osteoarthritis (OA) symptoms, which may feel worse this time of the year. If you find yourself needing a little extra support this winter, you are invited to join our Facebook group or HealthUnlocked group to connect with others who are experiencing similar struggles.
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 28, 2020
Flexion Therapeutics believes in a simple creed: Put the medicine where it matters the most. To discuss the role of advocacy, partnerships, and medicine in the fight against OA, we have invited our member organization Flexion Therapeutics to be the focus of our Monthly Member Spotlight!
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.