Arthritis is Discussed on "Voices In America" With Host James Earl Jones for Public Television

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This common condition is discussed by healthcare professionals in a new episode.

Host James Earl Jones will be bringing arthritis into the spotlight on an approaching episode of Voices in America. Arthritis can affect any part of the body, from the wrists to the knees to the ankles. People who are overweight are expected to be more at risk of arthritis, especially symptomatic knee osteoarthritis. According to the Arthritis Foundation, one in five adults are diagnosed with arthritis at any given time, as well as one in 250 children.

Specific areas of the arthritis industry that the segment will touch on include the prevalence, causes, risk factors, treatment options, and the effect it can have on one’s physical, social and professional lives. The piece will also discuss the various types of arthritis (over 100), such as rheumatoid arthritis, which impacts roughly 1.5 million Americans at any given time.

The cost of arthritis is higher than most people believe, as it results in over $150 billion each year in medical expenses and lost wages. Therefore, it is crucial that people be aware of the warning signs of arthritis so that it can be caught early and treated. It is also vital that the American population know what they can do to reduce their risk of developing one of the hundreds of types of arthritis. All of this and more will be on an upcoming segment of Voices in America.

Independent produced, Voices in America is distributed across the United States to Public Television Stations. These stations then air the episodes at their discretion. Voices in America is not produced by or affiliated with APT or PBS.

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