Rebecca was diagnosed at age 26 with rheumatoid arthritis. She also has osteoarthritis and degenerative disc disease. 18 years later – after hundreds of injections, 15 surgeries, and becoming a licensed occupational therapist – she is happy to be working at the Arthritis Foundation to educate and raise awareness about what it's like living with arthritis.
April 17th, 2020 | 43 mins 35 secs
anxiety, arthritis, arthritis foundation, cbdmedic, celebrity challenges, challenges, coronavirus, covid-19, depression, event, facebook live, gronk, isolation, juvenile arthritis, matt iseman, mental health, rheumatoid arthritis, rob gronkowski, survive, thrive, together
For people living with arthritis, the impact of the COVID-19 crisis can amplify feelings of anxiety, depression and isolation. As we are forced to physically distance from the world around us and stay home, it can be challenging to find a new routine or strategies to stay healthy. In this episode, special guests, three-time football champion Rob Gronkowski (aka “Gronk”) and TV personality Matt Iseman get up close and personal to share what they’re doing to Survive and Thrive: Together in Isolation.
Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to read the blog, get show notes and a full transcript: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast
April 13th, 2020 | Season 1 | 30 mins 36 secs
There are many misconceptions about arthritis and if you live with it, certainly you’ve heard it all. Whether you have arthritis, gout or psoriatic arthritis, long-time rheumatologist Andrew Laster, MD, debunks some of the most common myths and misconceptions about arthritis to decipher fact from fiction. Tune in to this episode to gain a better understanding of your arthritis to help better manage your symptoms.
Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to read the host blogs, get show notes and a full transcript: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast
April 6th, 2020 | Season 1 | 43 mins 52 secs
anxiety, arthritis, chronic illness, connect, coping, depression, juvenile arthritis, lupus, mental health, research, rheumatic diseases, rheumatoid arthritis, social worker, support group, therapy, transitions, wellness in challenging times
When you live with a chronic illness like arthritis, you’ve had to endure many different losses. So how do you cope with it all? Collectively, the world around us is going through the loss of what we used to know and the fear of the unknown. This journey is one those with arthritis experience daily. Social worker, researcher, Arthritis Warrior and Arthritis Advocate Courtney Wells shares her personal journey — and helps identify the important steps to take to ensure we’re mentally and emotionally well during these challenging times.
Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to get show notes: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast Read Courtney's blog with more information and suggestions for books and other podcasts here: http://blog.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/wellness-in-challenging-times/
March 31st, 2020 | Season 1 | 30 mins 19 secs
adapting work space, arthritis, ease of use, ergonomics, home schooling, joint protection, juvenile arthritis, laptop, occupational therapy, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, stay home, working from home
It’s a whole new world out there right now, always changing and adding more stress to our lives, not to mention possibly increased stress on our joints. Between working and educating from home, as well as managing it all, what can you do to prevent pain and inflammation of your joints? Ergonomics specialist and occupational therapist Nikki Weiner has suggestions to help you work from home ergonomically —while keeping your joint health in mind.
Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to read the host blogs and get show notes: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast
March 14th, 2020 | Season 1 | 35 mins 56 secs
arthritis, autoimmune disease, biologics, coronavirus, covid-19, high risk, immunosuppressed, increased risk for infection, infections, lupus, methotrexate, osteoarthritis, prednisone, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
The public health crisis surrounding the coronavirus – COVID-19 – has everyone concerned and anxious, especially those living with a chronic condition like arthritis. This special edition episode (recorded March 12, 2020) features Dr. Michael George, a rheumatologist and epidemiologist at the University of Pennsylvania, who studies infections in patients with autoimmune disease. He helps answer questions for people living with arthritis, especially those who are immune suppressed or have an autoimmune condition, based on what is known today.
Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis podcast site to read the host blogs and get show notes: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast
March 3rd, 2020 | Season 1 | 25 mins 57 secs
ankylosing spondylitis, arthritis, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, joint pain, living with chronic pain, managing pain, osteoarthritis, pain, pain psychologist, pain rehab, psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis
Living with arthritis can mean living with chronic pain for so many. What’s the best way to cope with pain? On this episode, Dr. Wesley Gilliam, PhD, LP, director of Mayo Clinic’s Pain Rehabilitation Center, discusses the brain-pain connection and offers suggestions for managing pain.
February 18th, 2020 | Season 1 | 23 mins 39 secs
arthritis, care, health, love, relationships, self-worth
Psychotherapist Katie Willard Virant talks to Rebecca and Julie about the importance of recognizing and asserting your own self-worth, which can help you navigate relationships with others, who may also be affected by your arthritis. She also discusses how to talk to children when one parent gets sick and the family dynamic changes.
January 28th, 2020 | Season 1 | 22 mins 23 secs
exercise, physical activity
Exercise and arthritis? Learn healthy, safe strategies to increase your fitness and wellness.
January 6th, 2020 | 27 mins
cleanse, detox, diet, fasting, keto, paleo
On this episode, we’re talking about trendy diets and whether they are helpful or harmful for people with arthritis. Nutrition expert and registered dietitian Dr. Lona Sandon will help us separate fact from fiction about the Paleo and Keto diets, intermittent fasting and things to think about in detoxes and cleanses.
December 9th, 2019 | 27 mins 24 secs
arthritis, fitness, health, meditation, mindfulness, nutrition, pain, podcast, preview, wellness
On this episode, we’re talking about the link between stress and arthritis symptoms, like pain, sleep and fatigue, and how mindfulness can help. Get tips on getting started from special guests, Nicole Riley, MD, an integrative pain management doctor and mindfulness expert, and Meryl Arnett, a meditation and yoga teacher.
November 17th, 2019 | 25 mins 37 secs
arthritis, cannabis, cbd, chronic, diet, exercise, fatique, fitness, health, illness, nutrition, pain
On this episode, we’re talking about CBD for arthritis symptom relief, with special guest Dr. Kevin Boehnke from the Chronic Pain and Fatigue Research Center at the University of Michigan. Is it worth the hype, time and money?
November 6th, 2019 | 1 min 21 secs
arthritis, cbd, diet, fatigue, fitness, health, nutrition, pain, podcast, preview, sleep, wellness
A preview of the Arthritis Foundation's upcoming Live Yes! with Arthritis Podcast