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2 Panic Attacks in 2 Weeks of Self-Quarantine: A Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient’s Coronavirus Anxiety

2 Panic Attacks in 2 Weeks of Self-Quarantine: A Rheumatoid Arthritis Patient’s Coronavirus Anxiety

Mar 24// Coronavirus Mental Health

I lived in New York City during and after the September 11 attacks. This reminded me of the feelings of dread and despair I had back then. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. My anxiety right now is through the roof. Just sitting here […]

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Cultivating Calm in an Anxious Time: How to Do a Simple ‘Mindful Body Scan’ Meditation

Mar 23// Coronavirus

This meditation from clinical psychologist Laurie Ferguson, PhD, can help reduce anxiety and stress. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. When you live with chronic illness there is always the balancing act of “being prepared for the worst” — which often means running difficult […]

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Here’s How I’m Adjusting My Rheumatoid Arthritis Self-Care Routine for Coronavirus — and It’s Not Easy

Mar 23// Coronavirus

‘I am taking some of the most extreme precautions I have ever taken in my life. Self-isolation, no play dates for my son, no non-essential outside trips, no dating. Did I mention how lonely all of this is?’ Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. […]

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State-by-State Public Health Resource Guide for Coronavirus Information

Mar 23// Coronavirus

The Global Healthy Living Foundation has compiled important state-by-state information on COVID-19 as well as trusted resources for national and international coronavirus updates. In a few short weeks, the COVID-19 outbreak has spread into a worldwide pandemic that is rapidly spreading in the United States. Information is changing very quickly and it is important to […]

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Psoriasis and Coronavirus: Understanding Risk, Hand Hygiene, and More

Mar 23// Coronavirus

Having psoriasis during the COVID-19 pandemic may also be problematic because your skin is much more apt to become irritated from all the frequent hand washing and sanitizing. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Because psoriasis primarily impacts the skin, many people assume it’s […]

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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 Global Healthy Living Foundation Is Urging Senators to Allow Autoimmune Patients on Medicare to Get Infusion Drugs at Home During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Mar 21// Coronavirus

Our non-profit organization is urging U.S. senators to vote on this critical Medicare change. Here’s what you need to know. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Right now, autoimmune patients who get biologic medications as IV infusions are worried about potential coronavirus exposure while […]

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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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Is Ibuprofen Dangerous for Coronavirus? Acetaminophen May Be Safer for COVID-19 Fever

Mar 19// Coronavirus

Despite some uncertainty, many clinicians are now saying that acetaminophen is the safest choice if you develop a fever and COVID-19 symptoms at this time. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones.  If you have an inflammatory condition, chances are you have plenty of non-steroidal […]

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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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