Many people claim to be affected by weather patterns such as high or low pressure, low humidity, and other factors. They are linked to joint pain, migraines, and other health issues. One of my colleagues, Dr. Chris Elcik of the UGA Geography/Atmospheric Sciences program, has studied how people sensitive to weather are eager to get forecasts that they can use to help prepare for and treat pain before it starts or gets bad. How they respond to the forecasts depends on how bad the pain is likely to be and how long it might last. You can read more at UGA News at Pain-based weather forecasts could influence actions (