Research presented at the American College of Rheumatology 2023 Convergence finds patients who are vaccine hesitant are primarily concerned with safety and side effects. The study also provides important insights into risk of disease flare.
New study finds hip fracture prevention top patient priority for osteoporosis, helping shape an online treatment-decision tool.
A chronic illness coach and patient advocate shares tips for setting short- and long-term goals while prioritizing your health and well-being.
She remained asymptomatic for IgG4-RD until the silent disease brewing inside her led to the unexpected loss of a kidney.
After a 17-year diagnosis journey to IgG4-Related Disease, Nika is sharing her story and lessons to help others become proactive patients.
Navigate your bone health with tips on fracture prevention and osteoporosis management. Get expert insights for a fracture-free future.
A guide to recognizing the risks, exploring treatment options, and optimizing dietary choices for better bone health.
Let's take a closer look at the science of manifestation and whether it's a boon or bane for those with chronic illnesses.
FDA gave approvals and authorizations for mRNA COVID-19 vaccines and CDC committee met to review data and give recommendations for fall boosters. Learn more.
Here’s a look at how the IRA impacts health care costs, which is particularly important for people living with chronic illness.
Here’s what our patient community shared about how insurance-related challenges affect well-being, how to navigate hurdles like prior authorization, and ways to discuss insurance with your health care providers.
Patient advocate Ashley Krivohlavek, a quarter Cherokee, reflects on the health care challenges her grandparents faced on a reservation and contrasts it with her own experiences.
Our latest poll explores how people with chronic conditions categorize their health.
New study highlights 12 main symptoms of long COVID from nearly 10,000 adults, shedding light on its impact and potential treatments.
You may be feeling the pinch in your wallet with rising prices, but there are still many ways to be healthy and save money.
It's normal to feel guilty when pain interferes with chores. Here’s how to turn your guilt into a productive and healthy path forward with your partner.
Chronic pain demands coping mechanisms that go beyond simple phrases like "breathe deeply" or "just stay positive." Here, we help you navigate high-pain days with practical tips.
An arthritis diagnosis can significantly alter your life, and it's completely understandable to feel a sense of grief. Here, we chat with mental health pros about managing grief and boosting resilience.
Discover how wearable sensors detecting C-reactive protein (CRP) levels in sweat are transforming inflammation monitoring for people with inflammatory conditions.
Understand how state laws prohibit accumulators and maximizers, protecting patient programs without raising insurance costs. Learn terms like deductibles and co-pays to better navigate your health insurance benefits.
Don't let chronic pain apologies weigh on your mental health. Manage cancellations without placing blame on yourself.
A new update recommended by the FDA would target the most transmissible variant so far, subvariant XBB.1.5.
If you’re tired of being cooped up but are nervous about jet setting, here are a few key things to consider.
New study suggests a link between clinical anxiety and depression and self-management behaviors such as treatment adherence, physical activity, and active health care participation.
Personal trainer Alex Levine adapted his fitness regimen to manage ankylosing spondylitis, and is now helping others with chronic illness to do the same.
A new COVID-19 variant isn’t immediately a cause for concern, but here’s how to know when it’s time to be extra vigilant.
In the Global Healthy Living Foundation’s latest COVID-19 Patient Support Program poll, over half mask indoors. Majority also seek greater education on boosters and mask mandates for health care providers.
Here we look at several of the challenges faced by the LGBTQIA+ community — and how you can take steps to advocate for yourself or a loved one in the doctor’s office.
Do friends, family, and peers often attribute anything amiss to your rheumatoid arthritis? Remember, while RA may be invisible, you are not. Your experiences and identity go beyond the condition.
Persistent head pain may arise after you’re infected with COVID-19 — here’s why it might happen and what you can do about it.
With this tool, you can have a more informed conversation about treatment options, disease activity, and more. Start planning for a better quality of life today.
Discover what remission or inactive disease means to patients and how doctors discuss and define remission.
Patient advocate Eileen Davidson shares how stress impacts her RA and offers tips for coping with stress and chronic illness.
New study suggests COVID vaccination linked to increased flare risk, alongside COVID infection.
Agency announces plans to create new regulatory pathway to vet growing number of CBD products.
In the Global Healthy Living Foundation’s latest COVID-19 Patient Support Program poll, only 12 percent of respondents said they do not plan on getting the latest COVID-19 booster shot.
"I’m beginning to realize that in trying to keep my girlfriend, my therapist, my kids, my friends, my family from seeing my pain, I’ve been denying them access to a very real part of myself.”
Chronic conditions can bring unpredictability and heightened anxiety levels. Here we explore triggers and how to change the channel in your mind through healthy distractions.
In honor of Arthritis Awareness Month, we asked our patient community: What is one silver lining that has come from living with a chronic illness?
Discover why Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) are critical for individuals over 50 with bone fractures.
Struggling to get an appointment with a doctor? Discover why this is happening and what you can do to get in sooner.
"There will be days where it feels like too much and that is okay. Just remember you can always wake up tomorrow and approach the world anew. And remember those days that feel like nothingness? They will pass, and you will feel again."
The Global Healthy Living Foundation’s latest COVID-19 Patient Support Program poll reveals that nearly 76 percent of respondents were moderately or very stressed due to chronic illness in the past week.
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we took a moment to reexamine this ancient Chinese martial art and how it can help you manage your arthritis.
Once you experience a bone fracture, your risk of another fracture increases, especially if you have osteoporosis. Understanding this risk and taking steps to strengthen bones can keep you healthy.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and what better way to prioritize your mental well-being than by taking action to cultivate positivity and resilience.
Recent studies suggest RSV vaccines from Pfizer and GSK may protect older adults. Learn about these promising developments.
If you’re immunocompromised, it’s key to know the lifestyle and environmental factors that may increase your risk of getting sick.
Here’s what you need to know about the latest amendment to the emergency use authorizations for the second omicron booster for high-risk groups.
Canadian researchers develop clinical practice guidelines for cannabis use in managing chronic pain, offering valuable insight to patients and doctors.
Discover how sleep quality impacts vaccine effectiveness, and get tips to overcome sleep problems related to rheumatoid arthritis.
The Global Healthy Living Foundation’s latest COVID-19 Patient Support Program poll reveals chronic pain and fatigue get in the way of forming exercise habits.
Naming your chronic illness can help you distance yourself from it and feel more in control. Learn more about this creative coping mechanism.
Creating an action plan in advance will reduce stress and risk for severe disease.
Discover the benefits of developing emotional intelligence, from managing chronic pain to improving all areas of your life.
New research finds that only half of older adults with rheumatic disease get regular moderate activity, which is associated with better physical function, mental health, and quality of life.
Telogen effluvium is a common form of hair loss triggered by physical or emotional stress, including COVID-19. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and treatment options for TE, and how to manage hair loss while waiting for regrowth.
Our patient community shares their stories on how symptoms are affecting their lives.
With these expert tips, you can help incision marks fade more quickly.
The increased risk applies to irritable bowel syndrome, acute pancreatitis, stomach ulcers, and several other conditions, per a new study.
It depends on the kind of pain as well as the type of antidepressant, suggests new study.
These programs often aren’t straightforward but can multiply the cost of your drugs — particularly for patients with autoimmune diseases.
Here’s what you need to know when the at-home combination test becomes available, including tips for getting accurate results.
COVID-19 Patient Support Program finds that after patients took action, care and patient confidence improved.
“I have this ache inside me for nothingness. I want oblivion. Pain makes me yearn for it. Do not misunderstand me, I do not mean death and I do not mean suicide. I mean quiet darkness. The absence of pain.”
Remember, the best prevention method is to avoid getting sick (or reinfected) in the first place.
“I needed to learn to be transparent about how I felt and what was really going on with me. I had to know when to sit down but also find the strength to keep thriving.”
In the vast majority of cases, Paxlovid is safe and effective to use (and increasingly important for the immunocompromised).
New research suggests up to one in 10 people with inflammatory bowel disease also have rheumatic disease, including ankylosing spondylitis.
If you’re in an underrepresented group or have an “invisible” illness, you may be particularly prone to medical gaslighting.
"If I’ve learned anything about the chronic illness community (and myself) since my initial onset of symptoms and diagnosis years ago, it’s this: We are strong, we are creative, and we are resilient."
A new report examines market trends and explains why most patients won't reap the financial benefits of biosimilars in the near future.
You may notice changes such as higher costs of testing and treatments, while some policies will remain the same.
Researchers examine yet another negative health consequence of discrimination: increased inflammation and a higher risk for inflammatory diseases like rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.
The Global Healthy Living Foundation will be following tools like ChatGPT and Bard closely to determine how this technology can best help our patient community.