Rheumatology

 

Many Patients With Rheumatoid Arthritis Struggle to Engage in Physical Activity

May 13, 2021

Recent analysis indicated that a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) diagnosis pervaded every facet of a patient’s perception of physical activity (PA), both as motivators and as hinderances. These results may be helpful in ultimately creating a PA strategy that can support each individual and improve clinical practice.

Caring for Caregivers

May 12, 2021

Caregivers are a rheumatologist's most important allies. Learn the warning signs of caregiver burnout and how to combat the symptoms. Remember: their health is prerequisite to patient care.

“Nothing Up My Sleeve:” Encouraging Patients to Use Mindfulness Exercises

April 23, 2021

Mindfulness interventions teach and promote the use of psychological skills to improve quality of life among individuals with chronic conditions like rheumatic disease. These interventions largely act by reducing pain-related activation in the sensory cortex and increasing activity in the cingulate cortex, the area of the brain responsible for learning, memory, and processing bodily sensations, like pain.

Lauren Gelman: What is CreakyJoints?

April 16, 2021

As a part of our partnership with CreakyJoints, Rheumatology Network sat down with Lauren Gelman, Director of Editorial Services, for the Global Healthy Living Foundation. CreakyJoints is a support, education, advocacy, and research organization for people living with arthritis and rheumatic disease.