Tuesday, April 11, 2006

From Water Hazard to Road Hazard

Silver Rock Golf Course, La Quinta
Got in a 54 min, 12 mile ride along the Santa Ana River Trail today during my break at work.

Some Arthritis Facts
  • Women are almost twice as likely as men to suffer from arthritis. The disease becomes more prevalent after age 45. Yet it is not a disease exclusively of the elderly, for more than 300,000 children are also affected.
  • Arthritis is a costly disease: It's the leading cause of absenteeism; more than 45 million work days are lost each year.
  • The estimated yearly cost in lost wages and medical bills is $65 billion -- second only to the bill for heart disease.
  • Arthritis patients average eight visits to their doctor each year -- twice as many as those suffering from other chronic illnesses like high blood pressure.
  • Approximately six million people are "self-diagnosed" and improperly "self-treated."
Support the Arthritis Foundation http://ccc.kintera.org/nakata

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Anonymous said...

Yes I truly agree with the what Dr. Nakata has wrote. In fact my boyfriends father has been to the Dr. around 4 times so far this year, and we are not even half way thru the year, and he has missed many working days, and has been suffering, from what we have found may be some form of Arthritis. Still not sure yet. The Dr's still need to run more costly tests. Please donate. Sharon S.