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May 7, 2020

Tips for Staying Connected While Social Distancing from Home

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A few weeks ago, the terms “social distancing” and “flattening the curve” meant nothing to most, and now we can’t seem to escape those two little phrases little words. Social distancing and sheltering in place are meant to keep us safe so they are for good reason, but it’s understandable if you’re going a little […]

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May 1, 2020

Understanding Lupus Flares

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Not everyone with lupus will have the same experience. However, just about everyone who has lupus will have flare-ups or “flares,” which is when symptoms are more severe than usual. Lupus flares can affect the skin, joints, and overall health. Knowing what triggers flares and understanding early warning signs is key to managing them. It […]

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Apr 7, 2020

Five Ideas for Combating Fatigue When you have Sjogren’s Syndrome

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Sjogren’s Syndrome is a chronic autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in various areas of the body, but most often affects the exocrine glands that produce tears and salvia. Patients with this disorder often complain of dry eyes and mouth, but unfortunately, there is much more to this disease than dryness. Because it is an autoimmune […]

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Apr 1, 2020

Six Tips for Managing Stress When you Have Arthritis

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For anyone who has arthritis, stress can cause you to feel increased pain, make you more susceptible to flare-ups, and make it difficult to cope with the challenges that arthritis can inflict. According to the Arthritis Foundation, “your body’s stress response triggers the release of chemicals that ready you to face the challenge. Your breathing quickens, […]

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Jan 10, 2020

Set Yourself up for Success this Year

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In the rush of anticipation for another new year and a fresh start, it’s typical to make New Year’s resolutions that sound great but never go anywhere. Resolutions can be a good thing, but they need to be manageable and achievable to work. With some realistic goals, hard work, and these tips, you can turn […]

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Dec 13, 2019

How to Beat the Holiday Blues when you have Arthritis

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The holiday season inspires feelings of joy and nostalgia in some people, and feelings of panic and stress in others. How can the most wonderful time of the year inspire such a wide range of emotions? The months leading up to and following the holiday season can be exhausting to our physical and mental health, […]

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Nov 14, 2019

Six Strategies for Keeping Stress at Bay During the Holidays

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Many people look forward to the holiday season and the start of a new year. It provides an opportunity to spend quality time with family, take some off of work, and celebrate traditions. While this can be a fun and joyous time, it can also be very stressful. Unfortunately, chronic conditions don’t take a break […]

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Sep 9, 2019

Arthritis Dos and Don’ts

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There is a lot of advice about how to ease arthritis pain and stiffness with exercise, medication, and stress reduction. But how do you know what will work for you? Take charge of your diagnosis by following these simple dos and don’ts. As a result, you can enjoy life more and potentially slow down the […]

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Aug 2, 2019

Life Hacks to Help Cope with Your Arthritis

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If you have arthritis, chores, errands, and other everyday tasks are no simple feats. It isn’t always easy to complete your to-do list with the pain and fatigue, and coping with arthritis means you may need more time to get tasks done. But that’s ok! You can’t do it all at once, so consistent breaks […]

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Jul 14, 2019

Ways to Stop Negative Feelings that can Intensify Arthritis Pain

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Chronic pain can easily turn your life into a vicious cycle of pain feeding pessimism. Feeling down because of arthritis is expected to a certain degree, but if your mindset becomes totally pessimistic you are actually allowing your pain to increase. If you’re feeling cynical and hopeless, you are less likely to be compliant with […]

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