The 2019 Live Yes! Conference of Champions — held in Atlanta, Sept. 13-15 — highlighted the life-changing resources and powerful connections the Arthritis Foundation makes possible in the fight against arthritis. Continue reading 2019 Live Yes! Conference of Champions — Looking Out for Arthritis Patients
The 2019 Live Yes! Conference of Champions, Sept. 13-15, sparked conversation, learning and celebration. Many Arthritis Warriors joined top volunteers, partners and other supporters of the arthritis movement to move our crucial work ahead. Ultimately, this ongoing work will help even more people with arthritis live their best life.
As a highlight of the conference, the Arthritis Foundation’s 2019 Evening of Honors was held in Atlanta on Sept. 13. There, we recognized Champions of Yes who have demonstrated what’s possible. The special evening was hosted for the second year in a row by Pete Scalia, co-anchor of WBNC 10TV’s “This Morning” news program in Columbus, Ohio. Pete has been very open about living with RA and highly engaged in local Arthritis Foundation activities. Continue reading 2019 Evening of Honors: Best of the Best Among Arthritis Volunteers
Recognized as a world leader in the fight to cure arthritis — providing trusted resources while advancing science, advocacy and community connections — the Arthritis Foundation is actively participating in the 2019 Peking University International Osteoarthritis (OA) Forum, September 7-8, in Beijing, China. Continue reading Our Global OA Outreach Extends to China!
Last September, Nancy Travis, the actress famous for leading roles in the film “So I Married an Axe Murderer,” the Fox TV show “Last Man Standing” and the Golden Globe-winning Netflix series “The Kominsky Method,” rode her bicycle from San Francisco to Los Angeles in support of the Arthritis Foundation.
“How hard could it be?” the spirited 57-year-old asked herself when she signed up in March 2018. Continue reading So, She Rode Her Bike Down the California Coast
Because access to care is not always guaranteed, the Arthritis Foundation has been working to help close the gap on the nation’s rheumatologist shortage through our fellowship initiative. Through generous donations from the Jane Wyman Trust, we have been able to fund two pediatric fellowships at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Continue reading UCLA Fellows: Meet Samira Nazzar and Stephen Wong, Jane Wyman Foundation-sponsored Fellows
Osteoarthritis (OA) isn’t just a disease that affects older adults; it’s the most common form of arthritis, affecting more than 30 million Americans. Anyone who injures or overuses their joints, including athletes, military members and people who work physically demanding jobs, may be more susceptible to developing this disease as they age. Continue reading Paying It Forward to Solve Osteoarthritis
Managing the chronic pain of arthritis every day can be a major balancing act. Those suffering from arthritis are desperate to find ways to decrease pain and improve sleep and their overall ability to function. Today, it’s common for people with arthritis to be asked: “Have you tried CBD for your arthritis pain?”
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 June, we announced four new fellowship awards for 2019. One of those grants was offered to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, which recently announced a three‑year pediatric fellowship to Dr. Matthew Clark. Continue reading Meet Matthew Clark: One of Our Newest Foundation-Sponsored Fellows!
Lupus, a chronic, systemic, autoimmune disease, can affect many parts of the body. It affects people of all races and far more women are affected than men. Lupus nephritis (kidney disease) is seen to some degree in about 60% of lupus patients and can lead to kidney failure and the need for dialysis if not treated appropriately. Continue reading Decision Aid for Women With Lupus Nephritis
The Arthritis Foundation’s California Coast Classic (CCC) Bike Tour was recently named Best Charity Bike Tour by the Gran Fondo Guide! Continue reading California Coast Classic Named Best Charity Bike Tour