Debunking the Myths of Arthritis

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Debunking the Myths of Arthritis
Mon, 05-06-2013 - 3:27pm

May is Arthritis Awareness Month. This year, the focus of The Arthritis Foundation is to dispel the myths of arthritis and help the public understand the truth about these diseases. I recently spoke to Dr. Patience White, VP of Public Health at The Arthritis Foundation.

Osteoarthritis: A Public Health Crisis

Osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis, affecting over 26 million people in the US, with millions more to come as the population ages. This has a high economic and personal impact and it can be prevented.

Dr. White explains that "osteoarthritis has a large behavioral component." Three behavioral factors can contribute to preventing osteoarthritis or reducing its impact.

To read more, go to:  http://www.healthcentral.com/osteoarthritis/c/80106/160666/debunking-arthritis?ic=6100

Molly
Arthritis Central

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