This winter, we’re facing an intersection of several potential mental health risks — all of which may be exacerbated if you’re living with chronic illness.
However, researchers note that it’s still imperative to be vigilant to avoid getting COVID-19 if you have a rheumatic disease.
People with severely weakened immune systems may be involved in the spread of new coronavirus variants. Here, experts explain what this means and what to know if you have an autoimmune condition.
New research showed that women with type 2 diabetes or obesity who were taking metformin had a lower risk of dying from COVID-19.
Here’s what you need to know about the current guidance and potential risks of getting a COVID-19 vaccine if you’ve had allergic reactions to infused or injectable medication.
Is it safe to have knee, hip, or other joint replacement surgery during the COVID-19 pandemic? Here’s what to expect from orthopedic surgeons and fellow patients who have been through these procedures.
The Global Healthy Living Foundation regularly polls the members of our COVID-19 Patient Support Program to understand the perspectives of chronic illness patients during the pandemic. Here is data about participants’ thoughts on getting a COVID-19 vaccine now that they are rolling out across the U.S. and around the world.
From the steps to take immediately after your COVID vaccination to how to protect yourself for months beyond, here is your plan of action.
“Getting the vaccine was the best choice for my personal circumstances,” says Kristen Schlichting, who acknowledges that the level of COVID-19 risk she is exposed to as an eye surgery nurse certainly influenced her decision to get it sooner rather than later.
Rituximab is a biologic medication that treats rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions by depleting B cells, which are an important part of how the immune system responds to vaccines.