May is National Arthritis Awareness Month

May is National Arthritis Awareness Month.

It's a common disease. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports more than 50 million Americans, including children, are living with some form of arthritis.

On Friday's "Focus @ 4," reporter Marissa Mitchell will show what local doctors and arthritis research advocates say can help manage and prevent the disease. Plus, you will hear from arthritis patients who participate in low-impact, aquatic exercises to help soothe the condition.

Arthritis Foundation