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Disease Management

Take control of your arthritis by learning more about your disease and ways to stay healthy, including treatments, infection risk management and related conditions.


Surviving the Holidays

In this episode, our guest host and experts share their insights and experiences, and explore strategies to keep your physical, mental and emotional health in check during the holidays — from tips to protecting your joints and your sanity to maintaining healthy habits and perspectives.

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Laughter Is Good Medicine

In this episode, we explore how tickling our funny bones can improve our mental and physical health. American Ninja Warrior host, comedian and arthritis patient, Matt Iseman, shares his best tips to employ laughter and how it can ultimately help you live your best life with arthritis. Don’t miss the laughs!

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Battling Back: Veterans & Arthritis

Active and retired service members develop arthritis more often, at younger ages and sometimes more seriously than the general public. In this episode, you’ll find out why, the mental and physical impacts it can have as well as some ways to cope.

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Understanding Arthritis Comorbidities

In this episode, our experts will explain what a comorbidity is, what conditions are likely to occur with arthritis and offer tips on what to watch for, when to tell your health care provider and how comorbidities are treated.

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Men & Arthritis: Beyond 'Toughing It Out'

Being a guy with arthritis can undermine his self-identity and make him feel like he’s been stripped of his man card. In this episode, our guest host and expert discuss how their arthritis impacts them physically, mentally, emotionally and socially — and how they cope.

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Drug Safety: What You Need to Know

Fear of medications and their side effects is a major reason why many people don’t take their arthritis meds as prescribed, but it’s not the only one. Learn more about some reasons people skip doses or don’t take their meds, why that’s a bad idea, and hear ways to feel more confident and able to stick with your meds.

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Beyond Weight: Fat & Arthritis

In this episode, a scientist discusses her research into the role of fat, how it seems to affect cartilage and how it might be linked to osteoarthritis. She also offers some tips for achieving a healthier weight. 

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Benefits of Physical Therapy

Movement is medicine when it comes to arthritis pain, but what if it hurts just to get moving? In this episode, you’ll hear how a physical therapist can help you learn to move with less pain. An expert will also discuss PT techniques to ease pain without drugs. 

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Real Talk: Tips for Better Patient-Doctor Communication

Learn how to navigate common doctor-patient communication obstacles, including what both parties can do differently and better to improve care. Also, get tips on how bring up difficult topics with your doctor, like medication concerns and alternative therapies. 

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Tackling Arthritis Challenges for Patients of Color

People of color face more challenges when it comes to managing arthritis, including delayed diagnosis, ineffective doctor-patient communication, mistrust and under-treatment of pain. In this episode, Michael L. Parks, MD, associate attending at Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) and associate professor of Clinical Orthopaedic Surgery at Weill Cornell College of Medicine, and Ashira D. Blazer, MD, MSCI, assistant attending physician at HSS and assistant professor of medicine at Weil Cornell Medical College discuss how health disparities impact arthritis care and their origins. Plus, they’ll provide potential solutions to help minority patients better take control of their arthritis.

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Fatigue & Sleep Solutions

Arthritis-related fatigue can signal an oncoming flare, and it can ratchet up pain and depression. Hear an expert discuss causes of fatigue and ways to relieve it and get a good night’s sleep.   

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Formula for Success

Setting goals is easy — achieving them is another matter. Health goals are just another part of living well with arthritis, but their importance should not be overlooked. Whether you want to achieve remission, move more, eat better, improve your mood or simply get a good night’s sleep, identifying the obstacles and learning how to avoid self-sabotage are just a few factors in your formula for success. In this episode, experts share a unique approach to setting and achieving any goal you set. You won’t want to miss it! 

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Natalie Decker: Driven to Beat 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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Arthritis-Related Conditions

Arthritis rarely comes alone. In this episode, we're joined by Dr. Amanda Nelson of the UNC Thurston Arthritis Research Center, who talks about related conditions and diseases that often occur with various forms of arthritis, and how you can manage them and their effects.

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Workplace Ergonomics

As more and more of us head back to work, re-evaluating our workspaces will become a necessity. Tune in to this episode to hear a top workplace ergonomics specialist and occupational therapist share insights on how to solve common workspace challenges and get the key principles to protecting your joints while you work. 

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Arthritis Patient Experiences with COVID-19

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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Occupational Therapy Benefits

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.

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COVID One Year Later & Vaccine Update

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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Arthritis Myths Busters

Hear a rheumatologist discuss some common myths and misconceptions about arthritis and medications used to treat it, which might help you make more informed decisions about your treatment.   

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