“I don’t know many people with arthritis.”
“It’s a disease that affects older people.”
“Anyone can live with a little joint pain.”
“Are you sure what you’re experiencing isn’t just in your head?”
From coast to coast, this is what we hear about arthritis every day. Although more Americans are living with arthritis than those with breast cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and autism combined, most people know very little about this debilitating disease. In fact, only 7% of Americans realize it’s the No. 1 cause of long-term disability in the United States. Continue reading Revealing the Truth About Arthritis During Arthritis Awareness Month
The earliest traces of arthritis date back to prehistoric times, detected in the fossils of dinosaurs. The first signs of arthritis in humans were found in the skeletal remains of Native Americans, going back as far as 4500 BC. Ever since, this insidious disease has fanned out across the world. Some estimates put the number of those affected globally at approximately 350 million. Continue reading An Ancient Disease That Needs More Visibility
On Friday, Oct. 9, in advance of World Arthritis Day on Oct. 12, CVS Health announced the expansion of their national partnership with the Arthritis Foundation to aid in the advancement of arthritis advocacy, research and patient support. CVS/specialty, the specialty pharmacy of CVS Health, is being designated an Arthritis Foundation Partner for Better Living℠ and will be the first and only specialty pharmacy partner—furthering the Foundation’s longstanding partnership with CVS/pharmacy.
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