Whether it’s seeing a world wonder or getting a handicapped parking permit, accomplishments feel even more proud when you have a chronic illness.
You’ve likely heard that carrying around excess pounds can make rheumatoid arthritis (RA) worse, but how do you know if you’re too heavy? The usual shortcut to determining whether someone is overweight is to rely on body mass index (BMI),...
If you think you’ve tried everything for managing fibro, you might find new advice worth testing here.
Selma Blair walked the 2019 Oscar red carpet with a cane in her first public appearance since sharing her multiple sclerosis diagnosis.
Clogged arteries from too-little sleep can raise your risk of stroke, peripheral artery disease, and other problems.
Heart failure was of particular concern.
We know getting quality, restorative sleep is hard when you have chronic pain from arthritis. Here’s what a rheumatologist says you can do about it.
Do Arthritis Patients Switch to a More Anti-Inflammatory Diet After Being Diagnosed? A New Poll Might Surprise You
Many arthritis patients use diet changes to help manage their symptoms. Here’s what to know before you do too.
Exercise Physiologists Want to Debunk This Outdated Myth About Arthritis and Exercise, Once and for All
Think you shouldn’t exercise because it could make your arthritis symptoms worse? Most of the time, that’s just not the case.
When other treatments aren’t working, see if these shots to relieve the painful symptoms of knee osteoarthritis may be right for you.
A ‘step-up’ approach, or starting with milder drugs first, seems to reduce your chances of hitting remission.
This supplement can help minimize many bothersome side effects from MTX.
If you’re one of the roughly 780,000 Americans with Crohn’s disease, an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes damage along the length of the gastrointestinal tract, you’ve probably heard a lot of mixed messages about how diet may or may…
Relaxation can be a real catch-22 for people with arthritis. The nervous system is where pain signals occur, so relaxing the body can help reduce pain. But because having arthritis can lead to a hyper-aroused nervous system, it can sometimes...
Changing your diet is usually part of managing gout. Your doctor may recommend avoiding these high-purine foods.
Lack of time at the doctor’s office may be a big reason for the knowledge gap.
Rheumatology nurses are a wealth of information, both practical and medical. Time to take advantage of it.
It’s a key part of the doctor-patient relationship, but too many patients and doctors aren’t using this process regularly.
Rule number one of being a parent with a chronic illness: Keep your sense of humor handy.
Trying-to-conceive and expectant moms should read this.
#HolidaysAreHard with Chronic Illness, So Here Are 31 Stress-Relieving Tips to Get You Through December
You want it to be the most wonderful time of the year, but fatigue. And pain. And brain fog. These stress-soothing tips can help you have a healthier and happier holiday season in spite of chronic illness.
If you’re an arthritis patient like me, you probably want to see more effective treatments, at lower costs, with fewer side effects. And you might like a way to prevent your loved ones from having to deal with serious rheumatological…
Fertility and Pregnancy Can Be Complicated and Confusing for People with Rheumatic Diseases — New Reproductive Health Guidelines Will Help
At its recent annual meeting in Chicago, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) presented a draft of the first evidence-based guidelines designed to help rheumatologists and obstetrician/gynecologists (ob-gyns) advise patients with rheumatic disease about their reproductive choices. Although the guidelines...
Psoriatic Arthritis Patients May Do as Well with an Anti-TNF Drug Alone Instead of with Methotrexate
People with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) are often prescribed methotrexate, an anti-TNF drug like etanercept (Enbrel), or a combination of both. Which option is most effective?