Ron, a retired United States Marine Corps Colonel, has always been physically active and an avid marathon runner. In 2012, he began to suffer pain in his left knee brought on by severe osteoarthritis (OA). He tried to manage the pain, but eventually, it became so severe he was forced to stop running, and also struggled to enjoy his other hobbies like riding his motorcycle. Even activities that were once routine - standing, squatting, kneeling, carrying heavy items - became difficult.
OK, quick pop quiz - what career has been crowned “the sexiest job of the 21st Century?” Actor? Model? Professional athlete? Fashion designer? All are likely answers and all are wrong. Would you believe the answer is data scientist?
Childhood asthma has made headlines in recent years because of an upward trend in the number of cases. That may have changed. A government study published in the journal Pediatrics, shows asthma rates may be leveling off or declining, but not for poor children. Researchers at the National Center for Health Statistics looked at asthma rates between 2001 and 2013 and found rates increased until 2009 when they plateaued. Then in 2013 rates began to decline except for children in poverty.
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