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Creating a Joint-Friendly Workspace

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

As things begin to open back up and some of us return to the office for work, you may need to re-evaluate your workspace. Listen to the latest episode of the Live Yes! With Arthritis podcast to learn strategies to keep your joints healthy at work.

Happy Summer! It feels good to kick off the summer — knowing that maybe we can enjoy some of the things we missed pre-pandemic for those who are now fully vaccinated and feel ready to do so. I know it might still be uncertain or uncomfortable for some of us to just go back to the way things were before our anxieties reached an all-time high about being high-risk for COVID-19. So, the last thing anyone wants to think about is going back to the office! Wait, WHAT!? I can’t work from home anymore? Or maybe the rules have changed, and work will remain remote or offer flexibility with where you put in your work hours. Continue reading Creating a Joint-Friendly Workspace

‘Gratifood’ — Giving Thanks for Health and Comfort Foods That Fight Inflammation

By Julie Eller, arthritis patient and Live Yes! With Arthritis podcast co-host

November is one of my favorite months of the year because it is a month that is all about food. This year’s holiday will look very different for many families as we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic. One thing that continues to remain the same is my month dedication to experimenting in the kitchen. I love to spend time in my kitchen curating the perfect menu to serve for the Thanksgiving holiday. For me, the staples are honeycrisp apple pie, roasted carrots, Yorkshire puddings, and of course, cranberry sauce (from the can, with the ridges!) Continue reading ‘Gratifood’ — Giving Thanks for Health and Comfort Foods That Fight Inflammation

Arthritis Myths? Busted – On the Latest Episode of Live Yes! With Arthritis

By: Julie Eller, Podcast Host

On the latest episode of the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast, we debunk some of the most common medical misconceptions about arthritis with Andrew Laster, MD. Listen today.

In the age of information, people are inundated with the “new” and “trendy” and it can be hard to separate fact from fiction. This is true when it comes to diet and self-care trends, it’s true when it comes to the news we consume, and it’s especially true when we learn new health information. As we face all the information out there, people who live with chronic illnesses like arthritis must be vigilant in separating fact from fiction not only for themselves but for those around them. I find myself smiling at the number of times I’ve taught someone, “Yes, kids really do get arthritis too!”

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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”