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Jun 1, 2020

Managing Arthritis During the Summer

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Life with arthritis is certainly a struggle, but it’s crucial to find ways to reduce symptoms and keep living life. One way you can help to manage your symptoms is by understanding how things outside of your control can exacerbate arthritis pain. Once you understand it, take the proper action to protect yourself. For many […]

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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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Mar 11, 2020

Managing Psoriatic Arthritis Flares

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

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Mar 9, 2020

Seven Tips for Exercising on the Couch

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Sometimes our bodies hold us back from a major workout, and that’s OK. If you’re struggling with staying active, some simple couch exercises may be the way to go. Start by working on strengthening and stretching from the comfort of your couch until you are ready to take the next step. Check with your physician first. […]

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Feb 12, 2020

7 Tips for a Healthier Life 

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If you have arthritis, limitations caused by chronic pain and fatigue can diminish your quality of life. So much energy is consumed just trying to minimize or circumvent pain that your life ends up being solely about surviving. However, those general and uninspiring goals do not help you get the most out of life. It […]

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Feb 6, 2020

8 Date Night Ideas for Those with Arthritis

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When you are chronically ill, sometimes you can get caught up in the routine of staying home and resorting to binging movies on Netflix as a means for entertainment. There are many ways, however, to enjoy time with your loved one without pushing your body beyond its limits. Below are eight date night ideas that […]

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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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