Here’s what you need to know about the latest amendment to the emergency use authorizations for the second omicron booster for high-risk groups.
FDA Votes to Simplify COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy and Considers Plan for Annual COVID Shot
Experts are striving to simplify the COVID-19 vaccination approach, aimed at ensuring all future COVID-19 vaccines are interchangeable and potentially offering the convenience of an annual shot.
Vaccine Hesitancy Top of Mind for Researchers at the American College of Rheumatology
Two new studies provide important insights and key topics for research on vaccination in people who are receiving (or choose not to receive) vaccinations.
Here’s what you need to know when the at-home combination test becomes available, including tips for getting accurate results.
5 Reasons Why Your Doctor May Not Prescribe Paxlovid If You’re High-Risk — and When to Get a Second Opinion
In the vast majority of cases, Paxlovid is safe and effective to use (and increasingly important for the immunocompromised).
The COVID-19 Emergency Orders Are Ending This May — Here’s What That Means And How Our Community Feels
You may notice changes such as higher costs of testing and treatments, while some policies will remain the same.
New study suggests COVID vaccination linked to increased flare risk, alongside COVID infection.
Poor Sleep, Stuffy Air, and Beyond: Which Factors May Contribute to COVID-19 Susceptibility?
If you’re immunocompromised, it’s key to know the lifestyle and environmental factors that may increase your risk of getting sick.
5 Questions to Ask Your Doctor for a COVID-19 Treatment Strategy (Before Infection)
Creating an action plan in advance will reduce stress and risk for severe disease.
Struggling to get an appointment with a doctor? Discover why this is happening and what you can do to get in sooner.
Recession-Proofing Your Health Care
Living with chronic illness is costly, so when the economy looks bleak it's natural to feel anxious about health care expenses. Here's help.
Everything You Need to Know If You’re Prescribed Paxlovid as an Immunocompromised Patient
See answers to all of your questions about this antiviral pill — from how it works to side effects and more.
Saying no isn’t always easy, but with practice, it can become a habit.
How COVID Changed My Life as Someone Who Is Immunocompromised
“It’s safe to say that life has thrown a lot of shit at all of us these last three years — and it has had a profound impact on my physical and emotional health and habits.”
How Your Mental Health Can Affect Your Risk of Long COVID — and How to Maintain a Healthy Baseline
New research shows that your susceptibility to long COVID may be at least partly based on how healthy your mind is.
In the Global Healthy Living Foundation’s latest COVID-19 Patient Support Program poll, only 12 percent of respondents said they do not plan on getting the latest COVID-19 booster shot.
Chronic Illness and Stress Management: Findings from Our New Patient Poll
The Global Healthy Living Foundation’s latest COVID-19 Patient Support Program poll reveals that nearly 76 percent of respondents were moderately or very stressed due to chronic illness in the past week.
New Poll Shines Light on Exercise Habits Among Those Living with Chronic Illness
The Global Healthy Living Foundation’s latest COVID-19 Patient Support Program poll reveals chronic pain and fatigue get in the way of forming exercise habits.
With this tool, you can have a more informed conversation about treatment options, disease activity, and more. Start planning for a better quality of life today.
Understanding Remission: Insights from Patients and Rheumatologists
Discover what remission or inactive disease means to patients and how doctors discuss and define remission.
What Stress Does to My Rheumatoid Arthritis — and How I Deal With It
Patient advocate Eileen Davidson shares how stress impacts her RA and offers tips for coping with stress and chronic illness.
Researchers set out to determine whether telephone-delivered talk therapy and exercise could have a significant impact on people with inflammatory rheumatic diseases.
Why the Future of Patient-Centered Arthritis Research Will Involve Your Smartwatch
A new study from ArthritisPower shows that patients are very engaged when it comes to using a smartwatch along with short surveys to better understand rheumatoid arthritis symptoms.
What Prompts Axial Spondyloarthritis Patients to Change Their Treatment? New Research Examines This Complicated Condition
Many axial spondyloarthritis patients are talking with their providers about their treatment plan — and wanting to prevent long-term damage is a major factor in how they think about it.
Researchers from the Global Healthy Living Foundation and TREND Community use artificial intelligence and social listening to better understand how people living with gout discuss onset of symptoms and disease management.
Many People with Psoriatic Arthritis Want Online Wellness Programs, but They’re Too Expensive or Tiring
New survey suggest strong interest in online wellness programs among people with psoriatic arthritis, but cost and energy barriers exist.
“It’s not going perfectly, but if I deviate from my health plan, I know tomorrow is a new day and I’ll feel better when I get back on track.”
Exercise Is Different for Every Body
Exercising with chronic illness isn't easy. Five people with inflammatory arthritis share how they've made exercise work for them.
Trying to Add More Movement into Your Routine This New Year?
These physical therapist-approved stretches can help you kickstart the habit of adding simple movement into your life.
These programs often aren’t straightforward but can multiply the cost of your drugs — particularly for patients with autoimmune diseases.
More Biosimilars Are Coming, But Don’t Expect Instant Savings
A new report examines market trends and explains why most patients won't reap the financial benefits of biosimilars in the near future.
Telehealth for Chronic Illness: The Pros, Cons, and Why It Needs to Stay an Option No Matter What
Rheumatoid arthritis patient Eileen Davidson has had her share of doctor visits virtually and in person. Here’s her take on the good and bad of telehealth — and why it’s transformed her care.