Live Yes! with Arthritis

You may have arthritis, but it doesn’t have you!

About the show

Join the conversation with the Arthritis Foundation’s podcast – Live Yes! With Arthritis . Hosted by arthritis patients, Rebecca and Julie, this unique podcast features:

• Discussing and sharing smart solutions to issues people with arthritis deal with every day, tips they believe really work and can help you change your life
• Interviewing experts on topics that matter the most to you and that you care about – everything from eating right, staying fit and helping you focus on the things to help you manage arthritis such as diet/nutrition, mindfulness, the latest treatments, relationships, and much more
• Invite you to learn and laugh together with a community who really gets what you are going through

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Episodes

  • Episode 42: Mindful Movement Part 1 | Tai Chi

    September 7th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  26 mins 41 secs
    activity, ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis, balance, calm, fibromyalgia, gout, juvenile arthritis, lupus, meditation, mindful, movement, osteoarthritis, pain, posture, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, tai chi

    Listen to Dr. Paul Lam, a global leader in tai chi for health and creator of the Tai Chi for Arthritis program, explain how the slow, controlled, mindful movements in tai chi provide physical and mental benefits for people with arthritis.

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  • Episode 41: Finding Trusted Arthritis Info

    August 24th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  38 mins 28 secs
    ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis, credible, empowerment, fibromyalgia, financial, gout, health education, juvenile arthritis, lupus, osteoarthritis, pain, psoriatic arthritis, research, rheumatoid arthritis, sources, trustworthy information

    The internet is brimming with health advice and information, but not all sources of medical information are created equal. So how do you find trustworthy sources when searching for information about your arthritis? In this episode, guest speaker Dr. Arefa Cassoobhoy, Chief Medical Editor and Vice President of Medical Affairs with the Everyday Health Group, shares insights to help weed through what’s fact and fiction and get to the information you need.

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  • Episode 40: Back to School & College During COVID: Part 2

    August 3rd, 2021  |  Season 4  |  32 mins 56 secs
    accommodations, arthritis, college, disability rights, dispute, education rights, juvenile arthritis, school

    More than a year into the pandemic, many school districts are making a push towards in-person learning. But what does this mean for kids with compromised immune systems, like those living with JA? An educational rights attorney discusses what parents can reasonably ask for to protect their child, including tips on how to get started and how to file a dispute if accommodations are denied.

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  • Episode 39: Natalie Decker: Driven to Beat Arthritis

    July 27th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  44 mins 3 secs
    driving, juvenile arthritis, nascar driver, natalie decker, osteoarthritis, pain, racing, rheumatoid arthritis

    As a juvenile arthritis warrior and a young woman NASCAR driver, Natalie Decker knows all about physical and emotional challenges. Listen to her inspiring story and find out how she’s stays in the driver’s seat with her JA and her career.

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  • Episode 38: Arthritis Related Conditions

    July 6th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  36 mins 1 sec
    ankylosing spondylitis, anxiety, arthritis, axial spondyloarthritis, chronic diseases, depression, fibromyalgia, inflammatory arthritis, lupus, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis

    Arthritis rarely comes alone. Learn about related conditions and diseases that commonly occur with various types of arthritis, how they are related, and what you can do to prevent them or reduce their effects.

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  • Episode 37: Workplace Ergonomics

    June 15th, 2021  |  Season 4  |  25 mins 12 secs
    ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, axial spondylitis, back pain, ergonomics, fibromyalgia, gout, joint protection, juvenile arthritis, lupus, neck pain, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sit to stand desk, work accommodations, workplace

    On this episode, we’re talking about the importance of workplace ergonomics and its role in joint health. Learn how to solve common workspace challenges and get the key principles to protecting your joints at work from Nikki Weiner, a workplace ergonomics specialist and occupational therapist, and founder of The Rising Workplace.
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  • Episode 36: Goal Setting for Arthritis Pain Relief

    May 25th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  33 mins 35 secs
    ankylosing spondylosis, arthritis, axial spondylitis, chronic pain, clinical research, fibromyalgia, goal setting, gout, lupus, osteoarthritis, pain, pain management, pain plan, pain psychologist, pain relief, pain strategies, psoriatic arthritis, research, rheumatoid arthritis

    The daily struggle of managing arthritis can make it difficult to think long term. However, understanding how to set achievable goals may help you find relief from arthritis pain. Learn strategies to take the first step, including how to set obtainable milestones, overcome barriers and work with your healthcare provider, family and friends to stay on track.
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  • Episode 35: Body Image, Self Esteem & Arthritis

    May 11th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  39 mins 25 secs
    arthritis, body image, disability, fibromyalgia, gout, intimacy, invisible illness, juvenile arthritis, lupus, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, relationships, rheumatoid arthritis, self-esteem

    Learn how to foster a healthier body image to better care for your mental and physical health – despite the unpredictability of living with arthritis. Additionally, learn coping strategies for bad days, not only so you can have a better relationship with yourself, but also with those around you.

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  • Episode 34: Arthritis Patient Experiences with COVID-19

    April 27th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  41 mins 25 secs
    ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, biologics and covid-19, coronavirus, covid symptoms, covid-19, covid-19 vaccine, emotional well-being, exercise, gout, immunosuppressed, isolation, lupus, osteoarthritis, pandemic and arthritis, physical activity, psoriatic arthritis, recovering from covid-19, rheumatoid arthritis, stigma

    People with chronic conditions like arthritis have particular concerns about COVID-19. In this episode, listen to two arthritis patients talk about their experiences with the virus and how they dealt with it.

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  • Episode 33: Occupational Therapy Benefits for Arthritis

    April 13th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  39 mins 5 secs
    ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, daily living tasks, energy conservation, gout, joint protection, juvenile arthritis, lupus, occupational therapist, occupational therapy, osteoarthritis, ot, pain management, patient education, psoriatic arthritis, research, rheumatoid arthritis, self-management, tens, therapy, ultrasound

    Whether you are recently diagnosed with arthritis or are well into your journey of living with the disease, occupational therapy can help you learn to manage your symptoms and get you back to doing activities you want or need to do. Learn about the many benefits of adding occupational therapy to your care and the research that supports available treatments.

  • Episode 32: Brain Fog, Mental Clarity & Arthritis

    March 30th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  33 mins 49 secs
    ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, brain, brain fog, chronic inflammation, cognitive dysfunction, dementia, depression, fatigue, fibro fog, fibromyalgia, focus, forgetfulness, gout, hypothyroid, juvenile arthritis, lupus, meditation, memory recall, mental clarity, methotrexate, methotrexate hangover, mind and body, neuroimaging, neurological function, osteoarthritis, peripheral inflammation, psoriatic arthritis, psychology, rheumatoid arthritis

    Mental fuzziness, or “brain fog,” is a frustrating phenomenon that often occurs with arthritis and related conditions, like fibromyalgia. Listen to experts discuss some suspected causes and ways to deal with it.

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  • Episode 31: Mindful Eating & Weight Loss

    March 16th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  33 mins 5 secs
    ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, compulsive eating, diet, diet app, fibromyalgia, food behavior, gout, healthy lifestyle, healthy living, juvenile arthritis, lupus, mindful eating, mindfulness, nutrition, osteoarthritis, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, weight loss, weight management, wholistic health

    Maintaining a healthy weight is key to managing arthritis, but gaining control over mindless munching can be difficult during stressful times. In this episode, learn mindful approaches to eating that can help you manage your weight, stick to a balanced diet and develop a healthy relationship with food and your body, without all the gimmicks and hype.

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  • Episode 30: Advocating for Arthritis

    March 2nd, 2021  |  Season 3  |  31 mins 40 secs
    access to care, advocacy, advocates, advocating, affordable care, ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, capitol hill, federal laws, fibromyalgia, gout, grassroots, health care, healthcare, juvenile arthritis, lawmakers, legislation, lupus, osteoarthritis, patient engagement, policy, policy-making, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, rheumatologist shortage, state laws

    People with arthritis face unique barriers to care – and we are working hard to break down these barriers by advocating for the arthritis community with lawmakers and decision makers on Capitol Hill and beyond. Our guest expert, Anna Hyde, will help us understand how sharing our arthritis stories with policy makers can be a driving force for change.

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  • Episode 29: COVID: One Year Later & Vaccines Update

    February 16th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  37 mins
    ankylosing spondylitis, anti-inflammatory, arthritis, coronavirus, covid, covid-19, drug interactions, fibromyalgia, gout, hydroxychloroquine, inflammatory response, influenza, juvenile arthritis, lupus, moderna, mrna, mrna vaccine, osteoarthritis, pfizer, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, side effects, supplements, symptoms, transmission, vaccine, vaccine development

    It’s been a year, but people with arthritis still have many questions about how COVID-19 will affect them. In this episode, Dr. Ted Mikuls, a rheumatologist and researcher at the University of Nebraska Medical Center, helps answer questions about the new COVID-19 vaccines, emerging variants of the virus, and all that we have learned in the year since the pandemic began.

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  • Episode 28: Medical Cannabis & Arthritis

    February 2nd, 2021  |  Season 3  |  40 mins 1 sec
    ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, arthritis symptoms, axial spondylitis, back pain, cannabidiol, cannabis, cbd, chronic pain, effectiveness, fibromyalgia, gout, lupus, medical cannabis, medical marijuana, osteoarthritis, pain, pain management, psoriatic arthritis, research, rheumatoid arthritis

    CBD, THC, hemp, medical marijuana – these terms are used interchangeably but a good understanding of medical cannabis critical for making an informed decision about this pain management option. Hear what the latest research says about effectiveness for different types of arthritis pain and potential safety and medical issues, and how to weigh the pros and cons with your doctor.

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  • Episode 27: Microbiome, Gut Health & Arthritis

    January 19th, 2021  |  Season 3  |  40 mins 35 secs
    ankylosing spondylitis, antibiotics, arthritis, bacteria, balanced diet, diet, fibromyalgia, fungi, gout, gut health, itis diet, juvenile arthritis, lupus, metabolites, microbial diversity, microbiome, microorganisms, osteoarthritis, prebiotics, probiotics, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, vitamin k, yogurt

    Microbiome, microbes, microorganisms – these terms may be confusing, but the types of bacteria living in and on our bodies can impact arthritis. Learn what helps or harms the microbiome and the health of your gut and discover dietary changes that can make a difference.

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