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