I don't know about you but I'm grateful for programming that addresses my health care concerns especially when it comes to trends about aging.
So I'm looking forward to watching "Hips, Knees, Backs & Bones" next Thursday, May 16 from 7 to 8p.m. on KSPS in Spokane.
Yes, I read AARP and Arthritis Today, and I log on to next avenue.com, which is a wealth of information about us baby boomers and life, but it's still hard to keep up with everything that's happening in health care today.
"Health Matters: Television for Life" covers everything from elder care, cancer, menopause and chronic pain to moms and babies and understanding autism.
I've been considering having knee replacement surgery for several years now due to osteoarthritis and overuse. So I'm looking forward to viewing this particular segment on "Hips, Knees, Backs & Bones."
I understand that there have been big changes in both the types and structure of knee replacements, and breakthroughs in the surgery itself that means less rehab. My research says more than 15 million Americans have osteoarthritis and knee replacements have climbed from under 500,00 in 2005 to 621,000 in 2009. So I'm sure there will be much interest in the program.
If you're interested in catching up on trends in this area, tune in Thursday, May 16 at 7p.m.