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C. Champion, MD
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THE FACTS ABOUT Arthritis

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Please take the following quiz to see if you are knowledgeable about arthritis and your risks of acquiring it, and whether or not you should consult with a St. Joseph Mercy Oakland doctor to learn more. Make an appointment the same day at St. Joe’s by calling 248-372-6094 today.
 

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1. According to a recent study, by the year 2020, the number of Americans who suffer from arthritis will increase by:
a.) 10%
b.) 20%
c.) 30%
d.) 40%

The answer is d.) It is estimated that the number of Americans with arthritis will increase by 40% in the next 15 years.


2. Currently, arthritis affects ____ Americans.
a.) 15 million
b.) 25 million
c.) 35 million
d.) 45 million

The answer is d.) Currently, 45 million Americans are afflicted with arthritis. If you suspect that you may have some form of arthritis, call St. Joe’s at 248-372-6094 to make an appointment today. Call before noon and see a doctor the same day.


3. Arthritis is the #1 cause of disability in America today.
a.) True
b.) False

The answer is a.) True. Arthritis costs the U.S. economy over $125 billion dollars a year in medical care and lost wages.

4. Health experts believe that arthritic onset and severity can be delayed by:
a.) proper diet
b.) weight management
c.) exercise
d.) regular medical treatment
e.) all of the above

The answer is e.) All of the above. While there is no cure for arthritis, it can be managed effectively with professional medical care.

Did you know that if you call St. Joseph Mercy Oakland for an appointment before noon you can see a doctor at St. Joe’s the very same day? It’s true! With St. Joe’s all new Same Day Appointment Program. Just call us before noon at 248.372.6094 and schedule an appointment to come see a St. Joe doctor the very same day.

 

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