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Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Coronavirus: What People with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Need to Know

Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Coronavirus: What People with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Need to Know

Apr 01// Coronavirus

Does having IBD make you immunocompromised or at higher risk for COVID-19 complications? Learn more about your risk and how to protect yourself. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has its own set of challenges, but what does […]

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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

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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4 Things Immunocompromised People Should Know About Food Safety in the Coronavirus Pandemic

Mar 31// Coronavirus

New questions about how to safely obtain, prepare, and consume food are arising during COVID-19, especially for those with suppressed immune systems. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Anyone who eats runny eggs, doesn’t bother washing fresh fruit, or leaves leftovers on the counter for […]

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Why You Need to Start ‘Intermittent Media Fasting’ to Cope with Coronavirus: A Psychologist’s Perspective

Mar 31// Coronavirus

This advice from clinical psychologist Laurie Ferguson, PhD, is a good reminder of a simple way to cope with coronavirus-related stress and anxiety. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Ok, ok, you know this. It’s been written and spoken over and over. Let go of […]

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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

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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