Get empowered and educated

Live Yes! with Arthritis

You may have arthritis, but it doesn't have you.

The Arthritis Foundation’s one-of-a-kind podcast. Hosted by patients, for patients.

Latest Podcast

Coronavirus & 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 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.

Listen Now
Coronavirus & Arthritis

Our Hosts


Rebecca Gillett, MS OTR/L

Rebecca was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 26. Eighteen years later – after hundreds of injections, 14 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.


Julie Eller

Julie was diagnosed with arthritis at 7 years old. Like Rebecca, she has been living with arthritis for 18 years. Julie talks about the ups and downs, including her worst days when she needed an ambulatory wheelchair, to her most resilient ones when she biked 525 miles down the California coast. Julie loves working at the Arthritis Foundation and elevating the patient voice.

Past Episodes


For many, living with arthritis can mean living with chronic pain. 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, offering suggestions for managing pain.

 Listen Now Download Show Notes




On this episode, we're talking about physical activity. Katie Willard Virant shares tips to navigate relationships with loved ones. Get the tools you need to share your arthritis story.

Listen Now Download Show Notes

Physical Activity

On this episode, we're talking about physical activity. Rheumatologist Dr. Kim Huffman shares the benefits and modifications to get most out of your movements. Listen now and take a the step toward improved wellness.


Trendy Diets

On this episode, we're talking about trendy diets and whether they are helpful or harmful for people with arthritis. Nutrition expert, registered dietitian and assistance professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dr. Lona Sandon, will help us separate fact from fiction about the Paleo and Keto diets, intermittent fasting, as well as detoxes and cleanses.

Listen Now Download Show Notes



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.

Listen Now Download Show Notes



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?

Listen Now Download Show Notes



*Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast was recorded and edited at Atlanta Podcast Recording Studio

Subscribe on these platforms
Live Yes! Podcast sponsors

The Arthritis Foundation would like to thank the following companies for their support of the Live Yes! with Arthritis Podcast. 

Stay in the Know. Live in the Yes.

Join the Live Yes! Arthritis Network. Tell us a little about yourself and you will receive emails packed with the latest information and resources to live your best life and connect with others.

I Want to Contribute
I Need Help
  • Donate


    Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life.

  • Volunteer


    Join us and become a Champion of Yes. There are many volunteer opportunities available.

  • Live Yes! INSIGHTS

    Live Yes! INSIGHTS

    Take part to be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis.

  • Partner


    Proud Partners of the Arthritis Foundation make an annual commitment to directly support the Foundation’s mission.


Make a Donation

Help millions of people live with less pain and fund groundbreaking research to discover a cure for this devastating disease. Please, make your urgently-needed donation to the Arthritis Foundation now!

Become a Member

Become an Arthritis Foundation member today for just $20. You'll receive a year's worth of Arthritis Today magazine, access to helpful tools, resources, and more.

Make a Honor or Memorial Gift

Honor a loved one with a meaningful donation to the Arthritis Foundation. We'll send a handwritten card to the honoree or their family notifying them of your thoughtful gift.


Volunteer Opportunities

The Arthritis Foundation is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing information, advocacy, science and community. We can only achieve these goals with your help. Strong, outspoken and engaged volunteers will help us conquer arthritis. By getting involved, you become a leader in our organization and help make a difference in the lives of millions. Join us and become a Champion of Yes.

More About Volunteering


Give Just 10 Minutes.

Tell us what matters most to you. Change the future of arthritis.

By taking part in the Live Yes! INSIGHTS assessment, you’ll be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis, for yourself and for 54 million others. And all it takes is just 10 minutes.

Your shared experiences will help:

- Lead to more effective treatments and outcomes
- Develop programs to meet the needs of you and your community
- Shape a powerful agenda that fights for you

Now is the time to make your voice count, for yourself and the entire arthritis community. 

Currently this program is for the adult arthritis community.  Since the needs of the juvenile arthritis (JA) community are unique, we are currently working with experts to develop a customized experience for JA families. 

How are you changing the future?

By sharing your experience, you’re showing decision-makers the realities of living with arthritis, paving the way for change. You’re helping break down barriers to care, inform research and create resources that make a difference in people’s lives, including your own.

Get Started



Meet Our Partners

As a partner, you will help the Arthritis Foundation provide life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections for people with arthritis, the nations leading cause of disability. Join us today and help lead the way as a Champion of Yes.


Our Trailblazers are committed partners ready to lead the way, take action and fight for everyday victories. They contribute $2,000,000 to $2,749,000


Our Visionary partners help us plan for a future that includes a cure for arthritis. These inspired and inventive champions have contributed $1,500,00 to $1,999,999.


Our Pioneers are always ready to explore and find new weapons in the fight against arthritis. They contribute $1,000,000 to $1,499,999.


Our Pacesetters ensure that we can chart the course for a cure for those who live with arthritis. They contribute $500,000 to $999,000.


Our Signature partners make their mark by helping us identify new and meaningful resources for people with arthritis. They contribute $250,000 to $499,999.


Our Supporting partners are active champions who provide encouragement and assistance to the arthritis community. They contribute $100,000 to $249,999.

More About Partnerships