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Do This One Thing Next Time You Say You Feel Anxious or Stressed: A Psychologist’s Coronavirus Perspective

Do This One Thing Next Time You Say You Feel Anxious or Stressed: A Psychologist’s Coronavirus Perspective

Apr 11// Coronavirus Mental Health

This advice from clinical psychologist Laurie Ferguson, PhD, can help you process your emotions and even regain a sense of control. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Two words get repeated as I work with clients throughout the coronavirus pandemic: “I’m so stressed.” “I […]

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Add Your Name: Support More Investigation & Publicity Around COVID-19 Health Disparities

Apr 10// COVID-19
Add Your Name to Demand More Investigation and Publicity Around COVID-19 Health Disparities During a recent meeting of the Global Healthy Living Foundation COVID-19 Patient Leadership Council, high-risk patient leaders across autoimmune, diabetes, heart disease, cancer and other chronic disease communities expressed concerns about the growing health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Specifically, African-Americans are being disproportionately affected by COVID-19. These concerns were not limited to [...]
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Arthritis Flares During Coronavirus: How to Handle Them, According to Rheumatologists

Apr 10// Coronavirus

What people with rheumatic conditions should know about staying safe and healthy when they’re hurting during COVID-19. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Pain. Swelling. Stiffness. Fatigue. Feeling. Like. Total. Crap. Yes, arthritis flares can make you miserable, regardless of what else is going on […]

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Patient Support Programs From Drug Manufacturers During COVID-19

Apr 09// COVID-19
In even the most normal of times, drug manufacturers play an important part in supporting patient access to medications through various programs that help cut out-of-pocket costs and provide education about their products. During this pandemic, these programs play an even more important role to ensure that patients do not struggle to continually receive and [...]
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The 9 Types of Chronic Illness Patient Personalities You Encounter in the Age of Coronavirus

Apr 09// Coronavirus COVID-19

Are you a Busy Bee, Know-It-All, or Daredevil? Chances are, you’ll identify with at a few of these. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Being quarantined at home for more than a month means we’re all spending a lot more time on social media these […]

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What It’s Like to Battle COVID-19 with Ankylosing Spondylitis — When You Can’t Get Tested

Apr 09// Coronavirus COVID-19

I fought for testing — and couldn’t get it — but my symptoms were all red flags for coronavirus. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. One of the few upsides of living with a chronic illness is that you know your body very well. You […]

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This Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient Helped Deliver 384 Cloth Masks (and Counting) to Health Care Workers

Apr 08// Coronavirus Support

‘Compared to what other people are giving up for us, this is nothing. It’s my little piece of what I can do to help.’ Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Ranay Collins has rheumatoid arthritis, an autoimmune disease that, combined with the immunosuppressing biologic medication […]

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3 Ways to Create Comfort in Your Daily Routine: A Psychologist’s Coronavirus Perspective

Apr 08// Coronavirus Mental Health

This advice from clinical psychologist Laurie Ferguson, PhD, can help you find comfort when the usual routines that have given solace in the past are not available. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Most of us need some comfort right now. And for many of […]

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Regular Use of DMARD Medication Doesn’t Seem to Increase Risk of Coronavirus Complications, Says Italian Study Data

Apr 08// Coronavirus

But rheumatic disease patients who develop COVID-19 should plan to take a break from these drugs. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. If you use a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) — whether it’s a traditional DMARD like methotrexate or a biologic DMARD like adalimumab (Humira) — […]

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‘If I Can Get COVID-19 and Survive, You Can Too’: A Health Care Worker with Rheumatoid Arthritis Speaks Out

Apr 07// Coronavirus Rheumatoid Arthritis

This virus doesn’t have to mean a death sentence for autoimmune patients. You can get sick and still be ok. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. I recently had the chance to speak with a friend and fellow rheumatoid arthritis patient about her ordeal […]

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