Bone and Joint Awareness Week

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October 13 – 19 is Bone and Joint Awareness Week.  Quoted below is an excerpt of an article from the Philippine Information Agency
 

Pursuant to Proclamation 658 issued by President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in July of 2004, the third week of October has been declared as Bone and Joint Awareness Week.

In declaring the observance, President Arroyo took cognizance of the fact that bone and joint disorders are among the most common medical conditions with substantial influence of the health, quality of life and unnecessary loss of resources that affects millions of Filipinos of all ages with a continuous increase in prevalence.

The life long condition will affect almost every Filipino at one time of their lifetime being the most common cause of severe long term pain and physical disability, which if not immediately relieved, may be fatal.

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