Highlights from the last day of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) annual meeting included topics related to vaccine updates for COVID-19, information related to the influence of the microbiome on arthritis and how resilience can have an impact on managing arthritis. Continue reading ACR 2020 Highlights: COVID-19 Vaccine Updates, Microbiome News, RA Guidelines, Mental Health in JIA and Patient Education
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) has selected James Witter, MD, PhD, who serves on the Arthritis Foundation’s Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee, to be designated as an ACR Master, one of ACR’s highest honors. He will receive this recognition along with 17 others during the ACR’s annual meeting in November. Continue reading ACR Honors Arthritis Foundation Advisor
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?
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
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.
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
The annual meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) kicked off virtually Thursday, bringing 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
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
By: Samantha Paul
Senior year did not turn out the way I had expected. In the blink of an eye, school was online, prom was canceled and the graduation I had been waiting years for became a drive-through. Just like living with juvenile arthritis (JA), the rise of COVID-19 has presented unique challenges. Continue reading #LiveYes and Dream Big
The Arthritis Foundation lost a fierce friend and advocate with the passing of Clark Middleton on Oct. 4 at age 63. Continue reading Reflecting on the Life and Legacy of Clark Middleton