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Spread the Word About the Global Healthy Living Foundation’s COVID-19 Patient Support Program

Spread the Word About the Global Healthy Living Foundation’s COVID-19 Patient Support Program

Apr 07// Coronavirus

Thank you for helping us spread the word about GHLF’s COVID-19 Patient Support Program. The coronavirus pandemic is stressful, to say the least — especially for people living with chronic diseases. On one hand, there is information overload; on the other, there is little news that is focused on the unique needs of people who […]

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Hearing These 20+ Rheumatology Patients Share How They’ve Lost Access to Hydroxychloroquine Is Heartbreaking and Frustrating

Apr 06// Coronavirus Lupus Rheumatoid Arthritis

Because of nationwide shortages of hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil), rheumatology patients are suffering — and some are even scared for their lives. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. The medication hydroxychloroquine (Plaquenil) has antiviral properties that have helped make it useful in treating malaria and stopping inflammation […]

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Heart Disease and Coronavirus: What You Must Know About Your Risk

Apr 06// Coronavirus Heart Disease

Three cardiologists take time from the front lines to share information on cardiac complications, recommendations for staying healthy, and reassurances for patients with underlying heart conditions. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. From the moment the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]

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There Is No Study Proving That ‘Lupus Patients Don’t Get Coronavirus’ Because They Take Hydroxychloroquine

Apr 05// Coronavirus Lupus

Rumors are circulating about a study that shows people with lupus don’t get COVID-19, but emerging data says otherwise. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. You may have seen recent headlines suggesting that people with lupus, an autoimmune disease that affects about 1.5 million Americans, […]

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My Multiple Chronic Illnesses Are Actually the Multiple Reasons I’m Prepared to Fight Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

Apr 04// Coronavirus

‘You are more prepared and more powerful than you think you are. As a patient or a caregiver, you have skills that are needed right now.’ Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Life as I knew it changed when I got sick in 2011. I […]

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Should You Wear a Face Mask in Public? What Chronic Illness Patients Need to Know

Apr 03// Coronavirus

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that everyone wear non-medical grade face masks to help reduce coronavirus transmission. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. This article has been updated to reflect new information as of April 3, 2020. Face masks — […]

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‘There’s No Right Way to Get Through This’: A Psychologist’s Coronavirus Perspective

Apr 03// Coronavirus

Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. A colleague reminded me of an essential truth today: “None of us know how to do this,” she said. None of us have been through this before. There is no one right way to get through it. There […]

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Asthma, COPD, Lung Disease, and Coronavirus: What to Know About Your Risk

Apr 03// Asthma COPD Coronavirus Lung Disease

People with asthma and COPD are more at risk for COVID-19 complications because they already have damage to their lung tissue and/or over-reactive airways. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. About 25 million people in the U.S. have asthma, a condition that causes your […]

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Fibromyalgia and Coronavirus: What Patients Need to Know

Apr 02// Coronavirus Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is not an autoimmune disease, so it doesn’t make you immunosuppressed. But managing fibromyalgia does have unique needs and concerns during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Living with fibromyalgia means coping with a number of symptoms: widespread muscle pain […]

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Being on a Ventilator Was the Worst Experience of My Life, So Please Avoid Getting COVID-19 and Needing One

Apr 02// Cardiovascular

‘Even though I was only on the ventilator for a couple days, it seemed like a lifetime. The memory is still vivid more than five years later.’ Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. After having severe rheumatoid arthritis for over 37 years — since I […]

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