Live Yes! with Arthritis

Live Yes! with Arthritis

Join the conversation with the Arthritis Foundation’s new podcast – Live Yes! With Arthritis podcast. Hosted by arthritis patients, Rebecca and Julie, this unique podcast features: • Discussing and sharing smart solutions to issues people with arthritis deal with every day, tips they believe really work and can help you change your life • Interviewing experts on topics that matter the most to you and that you care about – everything from eating right, staying fit and helping you focus on the things to help you manage arthritis such as diet/nutrition, mindfulness, the latest treatments, relationships, and much more • Invite you to learn and laugh together with a community who really gets what you are going through... Show More

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February 16, 2021 37 min
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. Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to read the ...
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February 2, 2021 40 min
CBD, THC, hemp, medical marijuana – these terms are used interchangeably but a good understanding of medical cannabis critical for making an informed decision about this pain management option. Hear what the latest research says about effectiveness for different types of arthritis pain and potential safety and medical issues, and how to weigh the pros and cons with your doctor. Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to rea...
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Microbiome, microbes, microorganisms – these terms may be confusing, but the types of bacteria living in and on our bodies can impact arthritis. Learn what helps or harms the microbiome and the health of your gut and discover dietary changes that can make a difference. Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to read the blog and get show notes and a full transcript: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast We want to hear from...
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December 18, 2020 8 min
Reflections on the 2020 Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast episodes with hosts and arthritis patients Rebecca Gillett and Julie Eller. A holiday message of appreciation and joy to our listeners. A special thank you to our listeners for joining us on this journey this year with the podcast. It has been an absolute joy for us to bring this information and conversations to you. We have learned so much and hope you have too, so we can al...
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December 8, 2020 39 min
Ever wondered why your arthritis symptoms seem worse when you’re experiencing a lot of stress? In this episode, we explore the stress-arthritis connection, including how chronic stress contributes to pain, inflammation and decreased immunity. We’ll also discuss proven strategies to help reduce stress and manage arthritis symptoms so you can live your best life and thrive mentally and physically. Visit the Live Yes! With Arthriti...
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With so much information about what to eat for arthritis, it can get confusing – quick. Learn the truth about common arthritis diet myths as well as proven healthy eating tips from registered dietitian, including how to tailor a diet for your individual needs. Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to read the blog and get show notes and a full transcript: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcast We want to hear from you. Te...
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November 10, 2020 28 min
Eating a healthy diet is a key to managing arthritis, but time and budget constraints can make it difficult to stay on track. Get shopping, cooking and preparation tips to maximize powerhouse foods for any budget, as well as tips on how to use food as a tool to help manage your arthritis. .Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site to read the blog and get show notes and a full transcript: https://arthritis.org/liveyes/podcas...
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Making physical activity part of your routine can be challenging — and perhaps even more difficult during the pandemic. In this episode, we talk about healthy ways to easily integrate movement into your everyday activities. Learn how to get motivated, as well as what to look for if you’re considering a personal trainer or a gym membership. Cedric X. Bryant, PhD, FACSM, is the president and chief science officer for the American Co...
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September 22, 2020 37 min
Whether you have rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis or some other chronic pain condition, your experience of pain is deeply personal and shaped by various biological, emotional, and psychological factors. Learn how to build personal pain plan by identifying the different factors that affect you the most, including how your attitude impacts your ability to effectively manage pain. Visit the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast site t...
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September 7, 2020 47 min
Millions of people suffer with chronic back pain and many of the causes can be arthritis related. The physical, social, and mental impacts can be devastating leading to increased depression and anxiety. On this episode, you will hear from two chronic back pain patient leaders, Rita Roy, MD, MS and Jed Finley, who share strategies to take control of pain and discuss how building a strong community of support can provide hope. Visit...
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August 17, 2020 36 min
Sleep is an essential part of managing your overall health and well-being. However, for many people, especially those living with chronic pain, it’s often difficult to get the quality sleep needed. Whether you have trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or finding a position that’s comfortable for your joints, getting a good night’s rest may feel like an impossible dream. Sleep researcher and expert Rebecca Robbins, PhD, shares str...
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August 3, 2020 36 min
Maintaining your health care visits can often feel like a full-time job – the trip to and from, the parking, the waiting, the paperwork, the missed school and work. And during these unprecedented times, it can be extremely taxing and hazardous as the threat of COVID-19 continues to grow. Tune in to this episode to learn how telemedicine can make health care visits convenient and safe, all from the comfort of your own home. Guest ex...
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As COVID-19 cases continue to spike across the country, the question on every parent’s mind is “when can schools safely reopen?” For parents of children with juvenile arthritis or parents and college students with autoimmune diseases, this question carries even more weight. While no safety measure or plan can completely eliminate infection risk, there are things you can request to make learning environments safer. In this episode, ...
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July 6, 2020 32 min
Trying to manage your arthritis by staying physically active on a normal basis can be difficult. Throw in a pandemic with limited options to keep moving your joints and it gets even harder to stay active. Learn why staying physically active with arthritis is important and ways to build in movement throughout your day from guest expert Cedric Bryant, President & Chief Science Officer, for the American Council on Exercise. He sha...
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Living with arthritis can take a heavy toll on your mental and emotional health. Add in the uncertainty of a pandemic, and that can cause even more stressors affecting your overall well-being. Listen to this episode of the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast as Jessica Auslander, who is a licensed clinical mental health counselor who also lives with arthritis, talks about the benefits of telemental health services and what accessing t...
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As many people begin returning to work during this pandemic, those living with arthritis may be feeling an increase in anxiety and stress about the risks of contracting COVID-19. In this episode of the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast, Dr. Kevin Winthrop, a leading expert in infectious disease and rheumatology, provides an update on what we now know– and still don’t know – about this new coronavirus and its effects on people with a...
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In your journey of living with arthritis, your pain may get to a point when surgery becomes one of your treatment options to decrease pain, especially for those living with a degenerative form of arthritis like osteoarthritis. Weighing your options can be difficult and cause much anxiety. In this episode of the Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Alan Beyer, MD, discusses Arthritis Pain and Surgery, providing a...
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The environment we are living in today with physical distancing can make you feel disconnected from your loved ones and community. It can make the feelings of isolation from living with arthritis even more of a struggle. In this episode, you’ll hear some words of wisdom from two amazing volunteers who live with arthritis and are doing their part to support their arthritis communities. Cindy Senk and Helen King share their tips for ...
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Staying active is important for managing arthritis, but it can be difficult for some people to do, especially when they’re in a lot of pain. Walking is a good way to ease into adding physical activity to your routine. Dr. Leigh Callahan talks about the many benefits of walking, from managing the pain of arthritis to improving your physical and mental health. She shares strategies for taking the first step by using the Walk With Eas...
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For people living with arthritis, the impact of the COVID-19 crisis can amplify feelings of anxiety, depression and isolation. As we are forced to physically distance from the world around us and stay home, it can be challenging to find a new routine or strategies to stay healthy. In this episode, special guests, three-time football champion Rob Gronkowski (aka “Gronk”) and TV personality Matt Iseman get up close and personal to sh...
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