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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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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:

Ready to Take a Step to Better Health?

Are you ready to take a Step to Better Health?  Register today for a class starting soon near you!  Chronic disease and diabetes self-management programs can help you to take control of your life and improve your overall quality of life.  Physical activity programs can help you relieve pain from arthritis and many other chronic …

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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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