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Arthritis incidence expected to rise
June 5, 2007
The number of U.S. patients with arthritis is expected to rise from 46
million to 67 million in 2030, the Centers for Disease Control reports.
Of those 67 million, the medical condition will limit activities for 25
million, according to CDC projections. Obesity could make arthritis
even more common and new treatments might lower arthritis-related
disability. The CDC says arthritis likely will rise nationwide by 2030
except in North Dakota, West Virginia and Washington, D.C., where the
population is expected to decline.
The American Heart Association issued eight new recommendations to help
reduce congenital heart defects in babies. The recommendations include
actions women can take before becoming pregnant include:
- Take a multivitamin that contains folic acid.
- Get preconception and prenatal medical care.
- Get screened for diabetes. If you have diabetes, manage it carefully during pregnancy.
- If you have PKU (phenylketonuria, which results in developmental
deficiency, seizures and tumors), talk to your doctor about proper
nutrition during pregnancy.
- Review any medicines, including over-the-counter drugs, with your doctor.
- Avoid contact with people who have the flu or other feverish illnesses.
Avoid exposure to organic solvents, found in products including paints and lacquers.
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