More than 50 million Americans have arthritis, including 300,000 children with JA, said Lucy Mardis, Central Illinois development manager for the Arthritis Foundation. In Illinois, 2.3 million people have been diagnosed with arthritis, including 13,100 children, Mardis said. Arthritis affects everyone, Mardis said. You dont have to be old and it doesnt just affect your joints. Ava is the youth honoree for the 29th annual Jingle Bell Run on Nov. 13 at Heartland Community College in Normal. The Arthritis Foundation-sponsored event is designed to raise awareness and money for research to find a cure and for programs and services. http://goodchristiansimmons.holyfamilyschooljasper.com/2017/01/02/almost-all-people-with-diabetes-show-signs-of-retinal-damage-after-about-20-years-of-living-with-the-condition/Arthritis refers to more than 100 different diseases that affect the joints and tissues, causing mild to severe inflammation and pain. The cause isnt known but there is a genetic predisposition. There is no cure but medications and therapy can relieve inflammation, control pain and improve quality of life. Osteoarthritis is the most prevalent type of arthritis and is the result of the breakdown of cartilage in one or more joints.
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