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Medical treatment for your psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is essential for managing symptoms and protecting your joints. But alongside therapies and regular checkups, there are daily practices you can also adopt to promote joint health and keep flare-ups at bay.
Insomnia makes it hard to fall asleep or stay asleep. Women are much more likely to live with this sleep disorder than men. About 1 in 4 women have it, compared to 1 in 5 men. Studies show that in general, women tend to take longer to fall asleep, sleep for shorter periods, and feel more tired once they’re up than men.
If you're living with advanced prostate cancer, you've probably heard others tell you to "advocate" for yourself. But just what's involved in being a self-advocate? It means taking an active role in your care by listening, learning, asking questions, and connecting with others.
Deige’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Story: ‘I Didn’t Realize the Value in Connecting with Other RA Patients’
Here is Deige’s story about how her approach to her rheumatoid arthritis diagnosis has changed over the years and how she is using her experience to effect change as a member of the Patient Engagement Advisor Panel for ArthritisPower and the Global Healthy Living Foundation.
Yaideliz’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Story: ‘I’m Always the Youngest in the Rheumatologist’s Waiting Room’
Here is Yaideliz’s story of being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis at age 21 and how she hopes her story will resonate with others who don’t fit the “typical mold” of an RA patient.
Chronic diseases such as cancer, diabetes, asthma, and heart disease are among the top health problems in the U.S., but all Americans don't share this burden equally. Minorities, including Black, Hispanic, and Native American people, are up to two times more likely than white people to have major long-term conditions.
Ricky’s Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis Story: ‘I Had to Be Diagnosed with AS to Get Treatment’
Ricky tells his story: what it took to get diagnosed with a disease that essentially did not even have its own name at the time — and his tips and encouragement for others going through a similar journey.
Studies show white people are more likely to have white collar jobs and African American people are more likely to have blue collar jobs. Besides lower wages, blue collar work often comes with less say over your work environment and the kind of tasks you have to do. Both affect your health.
Shantana’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Story: ‘The Color of My Skin Shouldn’t Determine the Quality of Treatment I Get’
“Because of my advocacy work I can better navigate the health disparities that are ever present in our medical system, but it still impacts me,” says rheumatoid arthritis patient Shantana Hazel. “At the end of the day, I'm always going to be a Black woman.”
In the 90s, Angelique Miles' career defined her. Her high-profile lifestyle was filled with vacations with Puffy to St. Barts, private jets, yachts—you name it. Then, in a very short span of time, everything changed drastically.
"When more Black men with RA can connect, advocate, and participate in clinical trials, we don’t just create community, we move the needle on the development of drugs that will help people of color have better control over their disease,” says rheumatoid arthritis patient Aberdeen “Deen” Allen.