Top 6 Goal Setting Tips for People Managing Rheumatoid Arthritis in 2022

The human body is a wonder of nature. It can defy numerous diseases and heal itself when hurt. But sometimes, even the perfect body can be subjected to various forms of illnesses. One such dreaded condition is rheumatoid arthritis (RA). It is an autoimmune disease in which the body’s immune system attacks its own synovial […]

X Ways to Get Involved This Arthritis Awareness Month… If You Want To

If you’re living with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), chances are you don’t need reminding that May is Arthritis Awareness Month. This is a month when all of your well-intended friends and family show an increased interest in what you live with everyday. It’s also a month when you may see more commercials, ads, and memes about […]

The NP Role in Rheumatology

According to the CDC, about 1 in 4 US adults (23.7%), or about 58.5 million people, have doctor-diagnosed arthritis. Arthritis is more prevalent as the population ages. This means, as Americans grow older, they will have more arthritis compared to when they were younger. With people living longer lives, we can expect more newly diagnosed […]

Stress, Inflammation, RA

Stress is real and simply a part of life. This unavoidable stress of life can affect your immune system. If you have Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) you probably already know this.   Stress and health can often go hand-in-hand. Stress can put you at high risk for heart disease, stroke, anxiety and insomnia. Stress can promote […]

Getting a Second Opinion Or Changing Rheumatologists

Tips for getting a second opinion or changing rheumatologists   Finding treatment options for your Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) can be very challenging. The journey that comes with a diagnosis of RA can be frustrating and confusing. Many resources available often leave you with more questions than answers. Sometimes a new perspective on your personal medical […]

PsA versus RA

You know they aren’t the same… but what’s the difference? Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) and Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) are both medical conditions that cause progressive joint damage. This joint damage causes stiffness, pain, swelling, and sometimes limited ability to use that joint. Both diseases are auto-immune, which means the immune system is malfunctioning to a certain […]

Navigating the US Healthcare system and insurance with a chronic illness

Navigating the US healthcare system can be frustrating, exhausting, and full of dead ends and rabbit holes. Having a chronic illness makes navigating the way even harder. Having a chronic illness makes health issues more complex, and even more challenging.   The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the burden of the healthcare system to meet the […]

Love and RA, a personal story and tips

As a woman with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), I understand how difficult it is to live with this disease. Sometimes it impacts every second of every minute of every single day. Even things one wouldn’t expect. Shampooing my hair, doing laundry, and feeding myself can be pretty tough some days. Getting through an entire day upright […]

Finding a New Rheumy

So many things have changed in the last 2 years. Our world will never be the same. Needless to say, healthcare is also forever changed. According to this article in Forbes, 47% of healthcare workers are planning to leave their current role by 2025. The American Medical Association refers to this period of time as […]