A Big Picture Look at Arthritis in Australia

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An estimated 1 in 7 (3.5 million) Australians have arthritis, its prevalence is only expected to increase. Though many people live with arthritis, it should not prevent individuals from enjoying a happy and productive life.

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Arthritis is a very prominent health issue in Australia, and its prevalence is only expected to increase.

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Linda Mosey
08 Mar 2021
This was helpful and concise and has encouraged me to investigate this crippling disease further.
Jirina Zamecnik
24 Jun 2022
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Ivany Villamor
28 Jun 2019
Fiona Taylor
29 Jun 2019
Interesting facts.
Nelita Watson
30 May 2022
Registered Nurse
very informative thank you
Melissa OReilly
12 May 2021
We see so many patients with arthritis and perform several procedures that deal with arthritic pain..... including joint fusions and joint replacements. Understanding Arthritis and the pain and debilitation it causes can help us empathize with our patients
Valerie Helyard
10 Jun 2022
Registered Nurse
Great lot of information in a short amount of time.
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Amy-Louise Gaffey
28 Jun 2019
Informative resource to read with an easy explanation of the different types of arthritis
Sandra Avery
26 Apr 2021
Interesting article.
Genevieve Barnes
06 Jul 2019
Really good pop up suggestion
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