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My Arthritis Support Group Can’t Meet in Person Right Now, So Here’s How We’re Adjusting for Coronavirus Quarantine

My Arthritis Support Group Can’t Meet in Person Right Now, So Here’s How We’re Adjusting for Coronavirus Quarantine

Mar 30// Coronavirus

There are still going to be newly diagnosed people in desperate need of information about their condition. There are still going to be people who need regular contact with others who understand the complexities of their conditions and medications without judgment. Your group will still be needed; you might just need to change how it […]

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A Thank-You Letter to the True Heroes of the Coronavirus Pandemic, from a Worried Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient

Mar 30// Coronavirus

Many different ‘superheroes’ are tirelessly working to help those most vulnerable across the world. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Not all heroes wear capes. I love this saying now more than ever. Right now, our world’s heroes are wearing scrubs and other uniforms. […]

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Are Coronavirus Symptoms Different If You Have an Autoimmune Condition or Chronic Illness?

Mar 29// Coronavirus

When you live with a rheumatic disease, you likely have daily symptoms that can mimic those of COVID-19, including shortness of breath, chronic, dry cough, muscles aches, fatigue, gastrointestinal woes, temperature spikes. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Fever. Fatigue. Dry cough. Difficulty breathing. […]

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The Myth of ‘Self-Soothing’ During the Coronavirus Pandemic: A Psychologist’s Perspective

Mar 27// Coronavirus

This advice from clinical psychologist Laurie Ferguson, PhD, is a good reminder of the importance of staying virtually connected with others to fight loneliness and isolation. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. In our hyper-individualized culture we have created a story that everyone should […]

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Wearing Gloves During Errands Doesn’t Offer Much Protection Against Coronavirus (and Can Even Make Things Worse)

Mar 27// Coronavirus

Wearing gloves when you’re out running essential errands doesn’t offer the protection you may think it does. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. In this time of social isolation, we all want to do the right thing to protect ourselves and our loved ones […]

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Methotrexate and Coronavirus: Does Methotrexate Make You High-Risk for COVID-19?

Mar 27// Coronavirus

A side effect methotrexate is increased risk of infections. This is particularly important to understand right now in light of the current COVID-19 crisis. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or severe psoriasis, there’s a good chance you’re […]

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‘I Was Tested for COVID-19. I Almost Died While Waiting for the Results.’

Mar 26// Coronavirus

Living with ankylosing spondylitis has trained me for paying attention to subtle changes in my symptoms and paying close attention to my body’s clues. Here’s what they told me when I was worried I had coronavirus. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. My name […]

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Denying Prescriptions for Hydroxychloroquine Can Be Life-Threatening for Lupus Patients: Multiple Rheumatologists Weigh In

Mar 26// Coronavirus

‘Restricting lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, and other rheumatology patients from accessing hydroxychloroquine is wrong.’ Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. After a BuzzFeed News story went viral about a lupus patient who could not get her prescription for hydroxychloroquine filled by her doctor, who is part […]

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Prednisone and Coronavirus: Do Corticosteroids Make You Immunosuppressed and Higher Risk for COVID-19?

Mar 25// Coronavirus

A common side effect of corticosteroids like prednisone is increased risk of infections. This is particularly important to understand right now in light of the current COVID-19 crisis. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Prednisone — a corticosteroid that’s used by many people with […]

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Infographic: Coronavirus Survey Reveals A LOT About What High-Risk, Immunocompromised Patients Are Thinking Right Now

Mar 25// Coronavirus Research

Here’s what 350+ high-risk patients are thinking, feeling, and doing to manage their health during this unprecedented COVID-19 health crisis. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. We at the Global Healthy Living Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission focuses on education, support, advocacy, and […]

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