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78% of U.S. Coronavirus Patients in the ICU Have At Least One Underlying Health Condition That Makes Them #HighRiskCovid19, says CDC Data

78% of U.S. Coronavirus Patients in the ICU Have At Least One Underlying Health Condition That Makes Them #HighRiskCovid19, says CDC Data

Apr 01// Coronavirus

‘These preliminary findings suggest that in the United States, persons with underlying health conditions or other recognized risk factors for severe outcomes from respiratory infections appear to be at a higher risk for severe disease from COVID-19 than are persons without these conditions.’ Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness […]

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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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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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The 75+ Things Making #HighRiskCovid19 Patients Anxious Right Now, According to Our Survey

Mar 25// Coronavirus

Members of the Global Healthy Living Foundation and CreakyJoints patient communities have a lot on their mind right now, including many life-or-death fears over their COVID-19 risk and overall health. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. More than half (51 percent) of respondents to […]

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A Rheumatologist Explains Why a Hydroxychloroquine Shortage Is Terrifying to Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

Mar 22// Coronavirus

‘Hydroxychloroquine is a safe, effective, and inexpensive therapy for conditions like lupus, rheumatoid arthritis. If there is a shortage, it will exacerbate health disparities. People who need an effective and affordable drug won’t be able to get it.’ Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. […]

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The 20+ Things That #HighRiskCovid19 Patients Are Completely Tired of Hearing Already

Mar 21// Coronavirus

These comments can be insensitive or downright thoughtless, so think twice before you make them. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. If you are #HighRiskCovid19 what are you tired of hearing? Let us know for an upcoming article. cc: @mollyschreiber @BeingCharisBlog @JediMaster941 @DawnMGibson @UnxpctdAdvocate […]

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‘Expect to Have Shortness of Breath and Wait It Out’: What an Immunocompromised Patient with Coronavirus Is Going Through

Mar 18// Coronavirus

Jessica Schantz has ankylosing spondylitis and asthma and has had two bouts of pneumonia in the last six months. Now she has a new battle to fight: COVID-19. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. “I live in a small town of 1,000 people. My […]

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‘I’m Pretty Sure I Have the Coronavirus But I Can’t Get Tested Until I Have Breathing Problems’: A High-Risk Patient’s Saga

Mar 16// Coronavirus

Diane Smith has psoriatic arthritis and her symptoms have her doctor convinced that she likely has COVID-19. But unless her condition worsens, she’ll never know for sure. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. The patient in this story is using a pseudonym to protect […]

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You Need to See and Share This #WashDistanceProsper Artwork from a High-Risk Coronavirus Patient

Mar 16// Coronavirus

‘My art is my meditation at this point. It helps me calm down and focus better. It helps to keep my anxiety from spinning out of control and taking over every aspect of my life.’ Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones.   You can make […]

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This #HighRiskCovid19 Hashtag Took Off on Twitter This Weekend and You Need to Know Why

Mar 15// Coronavirus

‘I am immunocomromised and my life counts. #HighRiskCovid19.’ Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Did you see this invitation on Twitter last night? “Please join us in putting a face to those who are vulnerable to the coronavirus,” patient leaders, led by advocate Molly […]

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