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“Osteoarthritis (OA) is not just a wear and tear disease. Obesity can be a cause of chronic inflammation throughout the body that can contribute to the development of OA.
Obesity Action Coalition

In This Issue

  • COVID-19 Resources for People with Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis in the Media
  • Webinars
  • Resources for OA Researchers

Healthy Weight Week

We are in the midst of Healthy Weight Week, celebrated this year from January 16th through the 22nd. Did you know that your joint pain and your weight may be connected? In terms of osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, managing your weight with a healthy diet and physical activity can help you reduce your joint pain. For every 1 pound of weight loss, there is 4 pounds of relief on your knees. Losing 15 pounds can cut knee pain in half!

MOVE! logoWondering where to get started? The US Dept of Health and Human Services created the Move Your Way® campaign to help Americans find safe, fun ways to get active. For Veterans, the US Dept of Veterans Affairs’ MOVE! Weight Management Program was created to help Veterans manage their weight, eat wisely, and be more physically active. Finally, the OA Action Alliance has compiled a variety of resources to assist individuals affected by excess weight to take action steps to improve their joint pain.

Losing a few pounds can boost your overall health

The real pride, the real present, is your health and your longevity. My whole career, I have never done anything where competition was involved with weight loss.
Richard Simmons


COVID-19 Resources for People with Arthritis

Managing OA during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Osteoarthritis in the Media

The latest in news, policy, & practice on osteoarthritis

  • Healio: Acupuncture use is increasing, but many insurers do not cover it (1/18/2022)
  • The Winter 2022 issue of Weight Matters Magazine has been released (1/17/2022)
  • The Joint Action has posted a new podcast on the topic “Time to reset-Tips for behaviour change for diet and exercise” (1/16/2022)
  • The Back Pain Podcast has posted a new podcast on the topic “What Everyone Should Know About Back Pain – Part 3” (1/14/2022)
  • Cleveland Clinic: How to keep sore hips, knees, and shoulders from ruining your sleep (1/13/2022)
  • Booming Encore: It’s never too late to get healthy (1/10/2022)
  • Healio: Nearly 10% of Medicare beneficiaries with knee osteoarthritis report chronic opioid use (1/10/2022)
  • Arthritis Action: Parenting and arthritis (1/7/2022)
  • CreakyJoints: 19 things to tell yourself when you have no energy to exercise because of fatigue from chronic illness (1/6/2022)
  • Bloomberg Businessweek: Prescription weight loss drugs are working, if you can get one (1/4/2022)
  • CreakyJoints: Osteoarthritis and sleep: How to treat OA pain and sleep better (12/30/2021)


2/16 Lunch & Learn

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!

Events, Funding, and More

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