Say hello to your new best friend: the heated mattress pad.
It has to do with one word: inflammation.
Here’s Some Much-Needed Advice for Saying No to Plans When You Have a Chronic Illness (Without Feeling Totally Lame)
Canceling plans to take care of yourself can be one of the hardest parts about coping with a chronic disease like arthritis. These tips can make it easier.
Underlying bone damage from gout can occur even if you’re not currently in pain.
And it starts with inflammation in the brain.
Losing weight and exercising more are key to managing both diseases.
Think you shouldn’t exercise because it could make your arthritis symptoms worse? Most of the time, that’s just not the case.
There’s so much misunderstanding and confusion about vaccines, especially if you’re immune-compromised because of inflammatory arthritis. But this statistic is encouraging.
Arthritis and depression commonly occur together, but a critical conversation about mental health isn’t happening at doctor visits.
New research further confirms that patients with AS have options when it comes to picking the best treatment for them.
11 Common Questions About Taking Methotrexate for Rheumatoid Arthritis (and Answers to Relieve Your Anxiety)
It’s normal to have questions (okay, a lot of questions) about taking methotrexate. Is it really a cancer drug? Can you drink alcohol? Get answers here.
There’s no burn with this version, patients report.
Overdoing it on added sugar can contribute to inflammation. Here’s how to eat less sugar without quitting cold turkey.
There’s a lot of confusion about which exercises to do (or skip).
And gone is the old stipulation that that said exercise had to be done in bouts of at least 10 minutes to count toward a goal of 150 minutes or more per week.
It can some patients a decade to get the right diagnosis. This advice should significantly speed up the process.
Do You Define Yourself as a ‘Patient?’ Here’s What 12 People with Chronic Illness Have to Say About It
Are you an arthritis patient, or a person living with arthritis? A lupus patient, or a consumer of health care who has lupus? The word “patient” has taken on a negative connotation in the medical community over the past couple...
Crowd-sourced websites may not be the most reliable sources of information about how to pick the best hospital because they leave out this key data.
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.
You expect your child to complain of aches and pains when they have a cold or the flu, or even after a particularly active day. But what if there’s no obvious cause for their pain? In many cases, these symptoms...
When you’re pregnant, all those prenatal appointments provide much-needed time for you to talk to your doctor about your health concerns. Once you have a newborn in your arms, however, it may seem like the only thing that matters is...
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?