By D. Z. Stone Social Media and Editorial Director, CreakyJoints What to wear? When it comes to clothing, women with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are no longer banished to yesteryear’s frumpy poly..
By D. Z. Stone Social Media and Editorial Director, CreakyJoints Dating is difficult under the best of circumstances. What happens when a chronic illness such as rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is added..
The majority of Americans affected by autoimmune disease are women—approximately 75 percent—making these disorders an essential part of any women’s health discussion.1 By Mia James Autoimm..
Avoid inflammation for optimal health. Nutrition is the cornerstone of healthy living. Hippocrates said, “Let food be thy medicine.” While food is no substitute for proven medical treatment, it..
Women who live with rheumatoid arthritis express sadness, and acceptance, over their inability to wear the high heels they love. By D. Z. Stone Social Media and Editorial Director, CreakyJoints..
Advances in rheumatoid arthritis monitoring and testing will lead to better tracking and personalized solutions for patients living with the disease. By Kerri Ford, PharmD Nearly 2 million Ameri..
What a diagnosis really means and how advances in treatment, research, and support are changing the outlook for RA for the better By Mia James According to Kelly Young, rheumatoid arthritis (RA)..
A guide to living well with chronic disease When you’re living with a chronic disease, managing your health is a complex and often daunting task. You may feel better prepared for the challenge if..
By Diana Price Rheumatoid arthritis can affect patients in vastly different ways, and there is no one-size-fits-all approach to exercise for those affected by the disease. Here’s the thing abo..
CreakyJoints knows what it’s like to live with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). We also know what it’s like to have to face the public’s misunderstanding (and often ignorance) about what we live with ..
By Mia James Find a healthcare team you trust. With any chronic disease, your healthcare providers become your long-term partners in managing your health, so find a team you trust. Kelly Young, ..
An RA Warrior creates an advocacy and support organization for patients. By Diana Price When Kelly Young was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) after the birth of her fifth child in 2006..
Do skin wrinkles indicate weakening bones? Mirror, mirror on the wall, who has the strongest bone density of all? That’s right—a glance in the mirror may reveal clues regarding your bone healt..
Alcohol may prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. Want to improve your bone health? Drink up. It may sound too good to be true—but recent research indicates that alcohol may prevent osteo..
Psychological well-being may be one key to bone health. A positive outlook, self-acceptance, positive relationships, and purposeful living are the foundation of mental well-being—and it turns out..
Elevated levels of cortisol can affect bone health. If you’re worried about bone loss, there are several preventive strategies you can take to maintain bone density, such as avoiding alcohol and ..
Arthritis Introspective provides patients in the prime of life with a welcome network of support and social events. By Diana Price Kevin Purcell was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis ..
Skeletal health is hardly at the top of anyone’s list of big health concerns. We worry about heart health, cancer, diabetes, and other health problems—but what about osteoporosis? What is Osteo..