• By Jen O'Hara

Mayo Clinic Radio: The impact of arthritis

January 18, 2018

elderly person's hands with a caneAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, arthritis is one of the most common chronic conditions in the U.S., affecting more than 25 percent of adults. Arthritis is also one of the leading causes of disability in the U.S., with an estimated economic burden of close to $130 billion annually. Arthritis is inflammation of one or more of your joints, and the main symptom is joint pain and stiffness that tends to gradually worsen over time. The two most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

On the next Mayo Clinic Radio program, Dr. Eric Matteson, chair of Division of Rheumatology at Mayo Clinic, will discuss the impact of arthritis on patients and society. Also on the program, Dr. Steve Alberts, chair of the Division of Medical Oncology at Mayo Clinic, will give an update on the latest in liver cancer treatment. And Dr. Craig Sawchuk, a psychologist at Mayo Clinic, will discuss how behavioral interventions can help treat insomnia.

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