Arthritis Limits Daily Life — More Than Ever
November 7, 2013 — More than 52 million Americans older than 18 say they have doctor-diagnosed arthritis – and nearly half of them say it limits their ability to work or perform everyday activities, according to a new report issued today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in Atlanta. "This is a serious disease, and the rate of disability is of near-epidemic proportions, so something must be done," says Ann M. Palmer, president and CEO of the Arthritis Foundation.
U.S. adults who say arthritis limits their daily activities
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