COVID-19 testing has become a part of life across much of Australia over recent months. To help stop the spread of this deadly virus, anyone with cold or flu-like symptoms should get tested.
Held virtually, the 2020 medical meeting from the European League Against Rheumatism shared important medical breakthroughs and updates about managing rheumatic conditions.
Not sure how to manage your inflammatory arthritis during COVID-19? In this video, rheumatologist, Professor Paul Bird answers many common questions from patients.
Australians are using more telehealth services due to COVID-19 but many are not maintaining their regular doctor visits for existing chronic conditions.
Australians hospitalised with severe COVID-19 symptoms can now access the newly approved drug remdesivir (Veklury®) to help speed their recovery time.
This commonly prescribed steroid might be lifesaving for critically ill coronavirus patients.
This advice from clinical psychologist Laurie Ferguson, PhD, can help you practice being in the present in order to cultivate emotional and psychological well-being.
Jealousy is one of the seven deadly sins, but it feels justified in these, ahem, unprecedented times.
3 Mini Practices to Build Resilience When You Have Chronic Illness (Even in the Middle of a Pandemic)
This advice from clinical psychologist Laurie Ferguson, PhD, can help you be more resilient even when life feels harder than it ever has.
What should you do if you can’t access Plaquenil? Are you at risk of COVID-19 exposure if you have a biologic infusion in a hospital? We’ve got the answers you’ve been seeking.
Do you regularly attend face-to-face health appointments such as medication reviews, physiotherapy and blood tests? Should you still go during the lockdown?
The question on everyone’s lips is when will we have a cure for COVID-19?
Are you an Australian with rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriasis, Crohn’s Disease or ulcerative colitis?
Rheumatologists around the world are gathering data about how best to treat people with rheumatic disease during COVID-19. Here’s how you can help today.
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and heart disease might not seem like they have a lot in common, but there’s an important common denominator: inflammation. When you have a chronic inflammatory disease like RA, you tend to have higher levels of inflammation...
CreakyJoints Australia would like to support our parent organisation, the Global Healthy Living Foundation (GHLF), and our sister organisation, CreakyJoints, (both based in the US) in calling out racism in all its forms — especially in relation to healthcare.
Australians on disability benefits receive little support to help them resume former activities. Janine Monty shares how a new project aims to change that.
Would you like to help design a new project to support Australians with musculoskeletal conditions who currently receive a Disability Support Pension?
There are still going to be newly diagnosed people in desperate need of information about their condition. There are still going to be people who need regular contact with others who understand the complexities of their conditions and medications without judgement. Your group will still be needed; you might just need to change how it runs for a while.
A Health Care Card from Centrelink can save a bundle for those with chronic conditions. But, how do you get one if you aren’t on a pension? There is a way.
Support groups are great places to meet others with similar health conditions or life challenges. They provide the opportunity to ask the questions you don’t really get to talk to your doctor about – especially the questions about how to live with your condition day in, day out.