Fight or Flight? TeleMental Health to the Rescue!

By: Julie Eller, Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast Co-Host 

If you are anything like me, these past few months have put you into a prolonged state of “fight or flight” — where your body and your mind are responding to the world and trying to determine if it is best to stay put and fend off the evils of the moment or flee to safety.   Continue reading Fight or Flight? TeleMental Health to the Rescue!

CVS Steps Up to Support the Arthritis Community During COVID-19

There’s a lot to feel uncertain about in the world right now: When will schools and businesses reopen? Will I continue to have access to my medications and health care team? When will researchers find a treatment for COVID-19? How long will it take for families and economies to recover?

Despite the many questions on most of our minds, there are a few things we know for sure:

  • 100% of people with arthritis report weekly pain that interferes with day-to-day activities.
  • Seven in 10 arthritis patients have trouble working, including working from home.
  • Two-thirds of people with arthritis felt depressed, anxious or fearful before the coronavirus outbreak because of the negative impact arthritis had on their lives.

The physical, social and emotional toll most Americans feel today is not new to those who live with arthritis every minute of every day. That’s why we’re proud to announce that CVS Health® is once again stepping up to support the arthritis community when we need it most.

As the National Presenting Sponsor of the Arthritis Foundation’s Let’s Get a Grip on Arthritis campaign, CVS Health® is donating $1 to the Arthritis Foundation for every select brand product sold during May 2020, up to $300,000. Eligible brands include Aleve, Salonpas, Aspercreme, Icy Hot, Biofreeze, Pain Bloc, Australian Dream, Gaiam, Blue Emu, Futuro and Boost (Nestle).

CVS Pharmacy® stores remain open and employees are working on the front lines to ensure individuals can access medications and other basic necessities during the current pandemic. In addition to waiving charges for CVS Pharmacy® home delivery of medications, CVS Health® is also working with government officials to increase rapid COVID-19 testing.

CVS Health®  first joined forces with the Arthritis Foundation in 2014 and has continued to deepen its commitment to bring arthritis out of the shadows and help arthritis patients manage their health in more affordable and effective ways. Since the partnership’s inception, CVS Health® has donated over $3 million to the Arthritis Foundation to support people living with arthritis.

See all the partners and promotions that give back to the Arthritis Foundation to help get a grip on arthritis.

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#WeLiveYes – Trying Telemedicine

Telemedicine Connections in New York with the McCormicks

My name is Amy McCormick.  I have a child with juvenile arthritis and I’m a teacher of students with special needs. My family and I live in New York, one of the states most heavily impacted by COVID-19. While the world slows down and shelter-in-place orders keep people at home, our need to ensure my daughter gets the medical attention she requires for her arthritis hasn’t stopped. Because arthritis doesn’t stop — we’ve been staying on top of Kylie’s care by using telemedicine. Continue reading #WeLiveYes – Trying Telemedicine

Pediatric Rheumatologists on the Front Lines of Mystery Illness Affecting Children

As your trusted source for information on the latest arthritis news during this COVID-19 pandemic, the Arthritis Foundation is committed to keeping you updated on research and information relevant to our community. Recently, a mystery illness thought to be related to the new coronavirus has been showing up in children. It bears similarities to Kawasaki disease, a rheumatic disease that can cause joint pain. Continue reading Pediatric Rheumatologists on the Front Lines of Mystery Illness Affecting Children

#WeLiveYes Take Care of Yourself, Emotionally & Physically

Now more than ever, it’s important to take care of your physical AND emotional health

Right now, it’s probably difficult enough to take care of your physical health, but your emotional health is just as important. If your body hurts, your emotions follow; and if your emotions are hurt, your body wants to slow down. Social distancing and shelter-in-place orders can make us feels isolated and alone, especially when there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. Continue reading #WeLiveYes Take Care of Yourself, Emotionally & Physically

Meet Julie Ann Campbell: One of Our Newest Foundation Sponsored Fellows!

Meet Julie Ann Campbell: One of Our Newest Foundation Sponsored Fellows!

The Arthritis Foundation has been working to help close the gap on the nation’s rheumatologist shortage through our fellowship initiative, because proper access to care is should be guaranteed. As one of the five new 2020 fellowship grant awardees, the Seattle Children’s Hospital and University of Washington Pediatric Rheumatology Fellowship Program announced their fellowship has been awarded to Dr. Julie Ann Campbell. Continue reading Meet Julie Ann Campbell: One of Our Newest Foundation Sponsored Fellows!