CDC: Arthritis Disables One in Four American Adults

About 54 million Americans have been diagnosed with arthritis — a debilitating joint disease that takes many forms including lupus and rheumatoid arthritis — and 24 million are disabled by some sort of the disease. That means one in four Americans is living with the disease today, up 20 percent since 2002, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says in its “Vital Signs” report.

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