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Managing Mental Health & Emotional Wellness: “We Must Go Through Them”

By Courtney Kellerman Wells, PhD, MSW, MPH, LGSW; social work educator and researcher, Arthritis Foundation patient advocate and volunteer

My story of how the Arthritis Foundation has helped me live my yes! is featured on the latest episode of the Live Yes! With Arthritis podcast. I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis when I was 18 months old. Continue reading Managing Mental Health & Emotional Wellness: “We Must Go Through Them”

How Can I Be of Service to Others?

My name is Cindy Senk. I’ve been living with osteoarthritis and Sjogren’s syndrome for the past 48 years.  I have been involved with the Arthritis Foundation in many ways over the past 20 years. I serve on the local leadership board in my home state of Massachusetts. I’m a Facilitator of my local Connect Group. And I’m even a certified Walk with Ease Instructor, Aquatics and Exercise Instructor. Throughout this challenging time of social distancing due to the coronavirus, one of my goals is to help people Live Yes by encouraging them to stay active from the comfort of their home. Continue reading How Can I Be of Service to Others?

#WeLiveYes – Connect & Care with the Arthritis Community

Social distancing doesn’t mean emotional distancing. During this challenging time, your health and safety are the top priority for the Arthritis Foundation as we go through this medical emergency together. Stay updated and connected at arthritis.org/Cares, a special resource center for people with arthritis. Continue reading #WeLiveYes – Connect & Care with the Arthritis Community

Meet Emily Hause: One of Our Newest Foundation-Sponsored Fellows!

Because access to care is not always guaranteed, we’ve been working to help close the gap on the nation’s rheumatologist shortage through our fellowship initiative. In 2019, we announced four new fellowship awards as a part of this initiative. One of those grants was offered to the University of Minnesota (MN), which recently awarded their fellowship to Dr. Emily Hause. Continue reading Meet Emily Hause: One of Our Newest Foundation-Sponsored Fellows!

Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast- Episode 7: Coronavirus & Arthritis

By Julie Eller, Podcast Host

The coronavirus pandemic has captivated the world’s attention as the virus spreads from community to community. The public health crisis surrounding the coronavirus — COVID-19 — has everyone concerned and anxious, especially those living with a chronic condition like arthritis. Rebecca and I are hearing from patients every day with questions about what this virus might mean for them — and importantly, how they can protect themselves during this public health crisis. Continue reading Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast- Episode 7: Coronavirus & Arthritis

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Doctor Says Informed Patients Are the Most Successful

For Bryan D. Springer, MD, specializing in hip and knee orthopedics was an easy decision. It comes down to one simple answer: the patients.

Dr. Springer, orthopedic surgeon and fellowship director at OrthoCarolina Hip & Knee Center, says seeing a patient who has suffered from the debilitating pain from arthritis and reduced quality of life, then seeing how much a hip or knee replacement has improved their life, is a tremendously rewarding experience that is hard to describe. “Total hip and total knee arthroplasty are two of the most successful procedures in all of medicine,” says Dr. Springer. “Being able to improve the lives of our patients is very gratifying.” Continue reading Doctor Says Informed Patients Are the Most Successful