Arthritis Awareness

1 in 4 people will suffer from some form of arthritis, of which there are over a hundred, which costs $128 billion a year in lost productivity and hospitalizations, and is the #1 cause of disability in America.  Dorothy Scobey, Development and Services Director for the Middle Tennessee chapter of the Arthritis Foundation, talks about the warning signs of the two most common forms of arthritis, shares what factors, including genetics, can lead to it, and also explains how increasing more children are finding themselves afflicted.  Anna also shares excerpts from All Flared Up: An Arthritis Blog, written by Nashvillian Amanda John about her ongoing struggle with rheumatoid arthritis.  More on the Arthritis Foundation at