I lived a number of years where I didn't truly know much about courage — until I had three lifechanging experiences that defined courage for me, all before my 30th birthday.
I was a three-sport athlete in high school and now I could barely get up off the floor. Something had to give.
A new study found that many patients who tapered their meds wound up flaring.
Time is of the essence when RA symptoms strike.
'I am worthy of love — even if someone doesn't think I am because my life has been stained by illness. These exact fears of being viewed as a burden have crippled me from letting anyone close to my heart.'
A new study ties low folic acid levels to a higher risk of dying from heart disease among people with RA.
‘I’m no Perfect Pollyanna. But I just don’t want the experience of living with a chronic illness — I’ve had RA for more than a decade — to be negative 24/7.’
People who were randomly assigned to a workout program based on their "baseline cardiovascular fitness, strength, and perceived ability” improved their physical and mental health compared with people who were just told to exercise more by their doctor.
No one knows exactly why one person with RA might develops ILD yet another doesn't, but this new study is shedding some light on what RA patients with interstitial lung disease have in common.
Having more rheumatology patients see nurse practitioners as part of their medical team could help increase access to care and decrease wait times.