Dr. Brandon Larkin from Advanced Bone and Joint talked to Show Me's Heidi Glaus about arthritis and the effect it has on people of all ages. "Arthritis affects millions of Americans, one in five actually" says Dr. Larkin. And a surprising statistic, " Over 300,000 children in the United States are affected by juvenile arthritis."
July is juvenile arthritis awareness month, and part of the Arthritis Foundation's work is to raise funds for research. To show support, sign up or make a donation for the Jingle in July 1 mile run/walk and kick-off party that takes place on July 12 at the St. Louis Premium Outlets in Chesterfield, MO.
For more information or to register check out jingleinjuly.itsyourrace.com.
*Check out the video link above for exercises to help prevent or maintain arthritis.