Matthew L. Smith, PhD, MPH, CHES, associate director of the Texas A&M Center for Population Health and Aging, explains the research-backed best ways to manage chronic diseases like diabetes and arthritis.
Think arthritis is just the inevitable pain that comes with age? Think again. Arthritis is a complex family of more than 100 types of musculoskeletal disorders with many causes and no definite cure. According to the Arthritis Foundation, the disease strikes 53 million adults in the U.S. (one in five), 300,000 children and is the nation's leading cause of disability.