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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.
Stay Home Ergonomically
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.Listen Now
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 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.
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 Download Show Notes
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
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.Listen Now Download Show Notes
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
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