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MAOP Press Release: Partnerships Help Reach Missourians

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                    Contact: Missouri Arthritis and Osteoporosis Program June 29, 2016                                                                    (888) 702-8818 Working Together to Improve Lives of Missourians with Chronic Conditions Americans are living longer. People with chronic (continue or recur again over a long amount of time) health conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, and heart disease, are also living and working …

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You Can Help Change the Numbers – Steps to Better Health

As we mentioned in our June 5 Press Release (Arthritis Makes Life Tougher for Missourians Living with Chronic Conditions; Self-Management Programs Can Help), "Non-drug options to reduce pain and improve function include increasing physical activity and participating in self-management programs.  Only 11% of Missouri adults with arthritis have attended a self-management course or class to …

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MAOP Press Release – Missouri Programs Can Improve Quality of Life

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                           Contact: Missouri Arthritis and Osteoporosis Program June 5, 2015                                            (888) 702-8818   Arthritis Makes Life Tougher for Missourians Living with Chronic Conditions; Self-Management Programs Can Help What is one thing diabetes and heart disease have in common?  Both are chronic (continuing or occur again over a long amount of …

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CDC Report on the Impact of Arthritis and Multiple Chronic Conditions Released

Today, June 5, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their weekly public health information and recommendations report (MMWR, Vol. 64, No. 21); this report has information of note for the arthritis community.  As many of us with chronic conditions know, life can be more difficult when faced with one or more disease …

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NWHW: It’s All About You

It’s National Women’s Health Week, but women’s health is vital every week. Indeed, women often keep track of their families’ health needs in addition to their own. Women also have to contend with health risks and issues that affect them differently. As Missouri’s Department of Health and Senior Services notes:

Local Spotlight: Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

A 77-year old Marshfield resident, Virgil Gleason, has been helping his fellow community members take Steps to Better Health.  Gleason, an Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program leader, has arthritis.  He recognized the benefits of physical activity and became a program leader for the Marshfield and Seymour communities in Southwest Missouri.  Gleason was recently featured in a …

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Resolve to take Steps to Better Health in 2015

As another year comes to a close, many of us are still trying to think about the perfect resolution to make for the New Year.  Others have resolved to not make a resolution they likely won't keep.  If you haven't made a resolution yet, try this out: I resolve to take Steps to Better Health …

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Prevent Falls Year-Round

Just because the fall season is coming to an end (winter solstice occurs on Sunday, December 21), that doesn't mean we can't still talk about Falls Awareness!  Falls Prevention Day occurred at the start of the season, September 23.  This national event provided many resources in communities across the United States, including here in Missouri …

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