It's Arthritis Action Month, held to draw attention to more than 100 forms of arthritis that collectively affect millions of Americans, including women, men and children. To learn more about the three most common types - osteoarthritis, gout and rheumatoid arthritis - please join #arthritischat on Twitter tomorrow, Thursday, May 15, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET.
The chat, moderated by USA Today health reporter Liz Szabo, will cover symptoms, prevention and treatment of these painful and often debilitating diseases, plus coping techniques and promising research.
_ Mayo Clinic rheumatologists John Davis III, M.D.; Thomas Osborn, M.D.; and Steven Ytterberg, M.D.
_ The National Institutes of Health's National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases and National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine.
_ The American College of Rheumatology.
_ The Arthritis Foundation.
_ The Rheumatology Research Foundation.
_ The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Office on Smoking and Health.
Please tweet your questions and comments to #arthritischat.