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National Walking Day

Enjoy the Health Benefits of Exercise on National Walking Day!

Today is National Walking Day! Spring is finally here, and we can shed a few layers and lace up our walking shoes to celebrate the day! It may seem counterintuitive, but most people with arthritis find that physical exercise is an excellent way to ease pain, soothe achy joints and increase energy levels – just check with your doctor first to discuss your arthritis type and individual needs.
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National Doctors' Day 2017

Happy National Doctors’ Day!

Today, March 30, 2017, is a day we celebrate “the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its citizens.”

In 1933, the first Doctors’ Day observance occurred in Winder, GA, where the wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond proposed setting aside a day that included mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on the graves of deceased doctors. In 1958, the U.S. House of Representatives adopted a resolution commemorating Doctors’ Day. Finally in 1990, following overwhelming approval by Congress; President George H.W. Bush turned the commemoration into a national holiday.

The Arthritis Foundation is proud to honor all of our physicians that give their tireless support to their patients, families and community, and partner with the Arthritis Foundation on events like the Walk to Cure Arthritis, Jingle Bell Run, JA Days and more.
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National Doctors' Day

Did You Know? It’s National Doctors’ Day!

Have you thanked your doctor today?

March 30, 2016, marks the 174th anniversary of the first use of general anesthesia in surgery. On that date in 1842, in Jefferson, GA, Dr. Crawford Long used ether to anesthetize a patient who had a tumor removed from his neck.

Nearly a century later, on March 30, 1933, the first Doctors’ Day observance occurred in Winder, GA, where the wife of Dr. Charles B. Almond proposed setting aside a day that included mailing greeting cards and placing flowers on the graves of deceased doctors. In 1958, a resolution commemorating Doctors’ Day was adopted by the U.S. House of Representatives. Finally, in 1990, following overwhelming approved approval by Congress, President George H.W. Bush turned the commemoration into a national holiday. Ever since, according to the website, doctorsday.org, March 30 is the day we celebrate “the contribution of physicians who serve our country by caring for its citizens.”
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