West Virginia Osteoporosis & Arthritis Program

West Virginia Osteoporosis & Arthritis Program

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Our Mission

To reduce the prevalence of Osteoporosis and Arthritis in West Virginia by providing information on prevention and education, making available information on treatment, and lessening pain and disability by encouraging individuals to maintain productive lives.

Arthritis Awareness

Awareness of arthritis and the fact that prevention strategies do exist must be emphasized, both to the general public and to health care providers. Early diagnosis is important. It is estimated that 200,000 people nationwide do not see a doctor when arthritis is limiting their usual activities.

Arthritis prevention tactics include:

  • weight control
  • physical activity
  • injury prevention in sports and the workplace
  • protection from tick bites and the potential for Lyme disease
West Virginia Bureau for Public Health • 350 Capitol Street • Room 206 • Charleston, WV 25301
phone: 304-558-0644 • fax: 304-558-1553

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