Chronic Illness: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Job

Know your options, know your rights Chronically ill workers in the United States face uncertainty because they worry about their health, in addition to their jobs. Protections offered to them by the government are quite vague, adding more insecurity. A study out of the Center for Economics and Policy Research found that even through the United…

Guest Post: The Importance of Mammograms

According to Cancer.org, more than 200,000 American women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. For women ages 40 and up – or even younger if recommended by a doctor –mammograms can help reduce breast cancer deaths. Here, learn how the new federal healthcare laws will affect your access to mammograms, as well as the…

9 Ways to Laugh and Be Joyful Despite Chronic Illness

Did you know that the best medicine for chronic illness is laughter? A giggle a day can help you to cope and even reduce your pain because it promotes relaxation. Further, laughter releases feel-good endorphins that people living with pain really need. Recent research has found that laughter holds great benefits for people who live with pain…

7 Tips to Improve Communication with Your Rheumatologist

Building a relationship with your rheumatologist can be beneficial for you and your doctor Arthritis patients do best when they have a rheumatologist they can communicate well with. A strong doctor-patient relationship can improve patient outcomes, promote a better quality of life and increase compliance with treatment. Your rheumatologist only has an average of about…