The war on arthritis: when does it begin? : hearing before the Subcommittee on Health and Long-Term Care of the Select Committee on Aging, House of Representatives, Ninety-seventh Congress, first session, June 10, 1981


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Página 17 - God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Página 5 - In the case of arthritis, the future could be promising. In the United States today, arthritis is generally considered to be the most widespread, crippling, disabling, and often most painful of all the chronic illnesses. In many ways it is the most baffling, more baffling even than such others as asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure, and chronic kidney disease. For most forms of arthritis, no cause has yet been identified. In an individual patient, it is difficult if not impossible to predict...
Página 3 - I hear none, so there is no objection to the media appearing. [Prepared statement of Representative Oakar follows:] PREPARED STATEMENT OF REPRESENTATIVE MARY ROSE OAKAR Mr. Chairman, thank you for holding this hearing today on "The War on Arthritis: When Does It Begin?
Página 9 - It is noteworthy that the current prevalence of arthritis among children is higher than that of polio during the most severe epidemics of the past. The financial costs of the disease to patients, insurance companies, health plans, and taxpayers are staggering.
Página 3 - My objective has been to suggest that we need to know much more than we do about the role of information rather than telecommunications hardware in the development process.
Página 41 - Thus, while 12.7 percent of the total health outlay can be attributed to arthritis and musculoskeletal diseases, only 1.4 percent of our research budget is allocated to the prevention and treatment of these diseases.
Página 41 - We ignore the insidious loss of health and function as it slowly cripples its victims, first removing them from the work force and later removing them from the mainstream of life.
Página 8 - ANALYSES [In thousands of dollars] Fiscal year Fiscal year Fiscal year Fiscal year 1967 1968 1969 1970 Studies and analyses.
Página 11 - If it is agreeable with the members of the subcommittee, we will hear the other doctors before we begin to question.
Página 28 - We welcome your statement. You may either read it or put it in the record and summarize it orally, whatever your pleasure is.

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