• Arthritis Action: Four Web Chats in May

There are more than 100 forms of arthritis, afflicting at least 50 million people in the U.S. and collectively cost more to treat than cancer. Join Mayo Clinic during Arthritis Action Month  for online webchats about some of the most common conditions:

Tuesday, May 1, 11 a.m. CDT: Rheumatoid Arthritis. Hosted by the American College of Rheumatology at http://www.facebook.com/Rheumatology with Mayo Clinic rheumatologist John Davis, M.D.

Tuesday, May 15, 11:30 a.m. CDT: Gout. Hosted by Mayo Clinic at http://www.facebook.com/MayoClinic with Mayo rheumatologist Tim Bongartz, M.D.

Wednesday, May 16, 12 p.m. CDT: Osteoarthritis. Hosted by The Arthritis Foundation at http://www.facebook.com/Arthritis.org with Arthritis Foundation Chief Public Health Officer Patience White, M.D., and Mayo Clinic’s Dr. Bongartz.

Thursday, May 31, 1 p.m. CDT: Fibromyalgia. Hosted by Mayo Clinic at http://www.facebook.com/MayoClinic with Ann Vincent, M.D., medical director of Mayo Clinic’s Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Clinic.

Other media events: Please tweet with us throughout Arthritis Action Month using the hashtag #arthritisaction. Join Medical Edge Radio on May 12 at 9 a.m. CDT, when
Dr. Davis will take listener questions about arthritis. 

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