I Stopped Taking My Psoriatic Arthritis Biologic Because I Was Afraid of Coronavirus. Then I Had the Worst Flare of My Life.
Telemedicine visits are becoming a vital part of rheumatology patient care. Here’s what to know to make them as successful and helpful as possible.
If you’re tired of cooking at home, try adding these simple and nutritious soup recipes to your recipe rotation.
Nutritionists who specialize in gut health share some simple meal ideas for inflammatory bowel disease to eat while you’re in quarantine or trying to grocery shop as little as possible.
These itch relievers can help as part of your overall psoriasis treatment plan.
How can you stay safe when wearing a mask feels unbearable? Follow this expert advice.
The official list of signs to watch for has grown beyond fever, cough, and shortness of breath.
A new study in the medical journal ‘The Lancet Rheumatology’ adds to the evidence that this inflammation-fighting drug may be worth a try in certain coronavirus patients.
“Patients with lupus — even if they are using [hydroxychloroquine] as baseline therapy — can develop SARS-CoV-2 infection and severe COVID-19 at similar frequency as lupus patients not on antimalarials."
Randomized controlled clinical trials are still needed, but this research is casting doubt about using hydroxychloroquine as a standard COVID-19 treatment.
This advice from clinical psychologist Laurie Ferguson, PhD, can help you process your feelings of loss related to the COVID-19 pandemic — from grieving loved ones to an entire way of living.
3 Mini Practices to Build Resilience When You Have Chronic Illness (Even in the Middle of a Pandemic)
This advice from clinical psychologist Laurie Ferguson, PhD, can help you be more resilient even when life feels harder than it ever has.
This advice from clinical psychologist Laurie Ferguson, PhD, could explain why you feel utterly physically and mentally exhausted.
Sorry, family and friends, but the one thing I miss doing the most while staying at home is my weekly yoga class.
Is It Worth the Risk? A Chronic Illness Patient Weighs the Pros and Cons of Leaving the House in the Time of Coronavirus
‘No risk, no reward’ doesn’t really hold up in the time of coronavirus. This is not the time to take chances, especially if you have a chronic illness like RA or underlying conditions like diabetes or high blood pressure.
As state economies continue phase out reopening, people with underlying medical conditions from all throughout the U.S. are very concerned about how to stay healthy.
Use what you already have on hand to make everyday tasks easier.
Research shows that men with heart failure might have higher levels of ACE2 enzyme compared with women, and that could explain why they are faring worse with coronavirus.
The Rheumatoid Arthritis Drug Anakinra Might Help Coronavirus Patients with Severe Respiratory Distress
A new study in the medical journal 'The Lancet Rheumatology' adds to the evidence that this inflammation-fighting drug may be worth a try in certain coronavirus patients.
Only about one-third of RA patients in high disease activity were offered a treatment change at their rheumatologist visit, according to a recent study in the ArthritisPower research registry.
Fatigue is one of the most invisible and misunderstood parts of managing arthritis.
Traveling can be a lot harder when you have chronic pain, fatigue, and a boatload of medication. Here’s what can help.
The American College of Rheumatology’s updated gout guidelines emphasize treating as aggressively as necessary to keep urate levels low.
Hmmm: Inflammatory Arthritis Patients Who Also Have Fibromyalgia Don’t Respond as Well to Arthritis Treatment
While many factors may explain why DMARDs don't work well in some people, a new study finds that a co-existing diagnosis of fibromyalgia might have something to do with it.
Some studies have suggested that more patients would benefit from starting with a combination of methotrexate and a TNF inhibitor from the time of an RA diagnosis, but new research is casting doubt on that idea.
Physical therapist Chad Woodard, PT, PhD, suggests this gentle neck exercise routine to help arthritis patients improve function and range of motion in the neck.
You can put simple tennis ball or two to a whole lot of pain-relieving good.
You may be getting less physical activity during coronavirus quarantine. These simple stretches can help prevent and manage arthritis pain.
Younger people are more likely than older adults to lack a primary care provider.
What’s It Like Having Arthritis in the U.S. Virgin Islands? Here’s What Their Rheumatologist Told Us
Until 2019, the U.S. Virgin Islands had no full-time rheumatologist.
‘Even my regular doctors don’t remember my history off the top of their heads. It’s up to me to be constantly vigilant.’