Food as Medicine? Can What We Eat Help Ease Symptoms?

By Rebecca Gillett, MS OTR/L – Live Yes! With Arthritis Co-host

To diet or not to diet? That is ALWAYS the question. What type of diet should I eat for my arthritis? “Have you tried the Mediterranean diet or an elimination diet?” “What about paleo or keto?” If you are living with arthritis, like my co-host, Julie, and I do, you’ve been bombarded with questions like those. Continue reading Food as Medicine? Can What We Eat Help Ease Symptoms?

ACR 2020 Highlights: What to Eat, Bone & Joint Health, Lupus and New JIA Guidelines

The highlights from day four of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) annual meeting included topics related to bone health, managing and treating lupus, new treatment guidelines for juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) and evidence-based research for osteoarthritis.  Continue reading ACR 2020 Highlights: What to Eat, Bone & Joint Health, Lupus and New JIA Guidelines

ACR 2020 Highlights: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Gout Guidelines, Osteoarthritis & Promoting Physical Activity

Day three of the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting Saturday continued with sessions on biologics, osteoarthritis treatments, osteoporosis and more, a highlight was a lecture on COVID-19 by Anthony Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and a top advisor on COVID-19. 

Continue reading ACR 2020 Highlights: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Gout Guidelines, Osteoarthritis & Promoting Physical Activity

ACR 2020 Highlights: Racial Disparities, COVID-19, Empowering Patients and Pregnancy Among Friday Topics

Racial and ethnic disparities in health care and telemedicine was a focus of several presentations at the American College of Rheumatology’s annual meeting Friday, the second of the five-day virtual conference.  Continue reading ACR 2020 Highlights: Racial Disparities, COVID-19, Empowering Patients and Pregnancy Among Friday Topics

ACR News: Opening Session Focuses on COVID-19, 2020 Review

The annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) kicked off virtually Thursdaybringing together scientists, medical doctors, patients and others involved in the rheumatology field from around the globe. It will continue for five days with scientific sessions by some of the leading minds in the arena.   Continue reading ACR News: Opening Session Focuses on COVID-19, 2020 Review

#Live Yes and Be Stronger than JA

By Sarah Clemons

My name is Sarah Clemons. I’m from Florida, and I was a senior in high school this past year. I have enthesitis-related juvenile arthritis (JA), along with several other chronic illnesses. I was diagnosed with JA at age 15, after more than a year of being told I had growing pains or sprained ankles. High school has been a whirlwind, starting with my JA diagnosis as a freshman and ending with a worldwide COVID-19 pandemic as a senior! Continue reading #Live Yes and Be Stronger than JA

Paula Abdul’s Joyful Outlook Keeps Her Dancing Past the Pain

Paula Abdul dances with intensity, energy and joy, and sometimes with pain. Years of dancing that led to her rise to stardom also have led to osteoarthritis (OA).

“I put my body through so much, doing choreography and putting my body into positions that aren’t normal, or jumping off of stages,” says Paula, who also has rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Continue reading Paula Abdul’s Joyful Outlook Keeps Her Dancing Past the Pain