Guided Imagery is a helpful tool for relaxation and can be performed in a seated position or lying down. Benefits of performing guided imagery on a routine basis include stress reduction, lowered blood pressure, and improved pain. Drs. Neda Gould and Dana DiRenzo will demonstrate.
Sleep problems can occur in patients with psoriatic arthritis. While there are unfortunately many causes of these problems, there are also many solutions. In this video, Victoria Ruffing, RN, BC, the director of patient education at Johns Hopkins Rheumatology, discusses ways to combat sleeplessness and feel more restful throughout the day.
“What happens to my sample once I agree to use it towards research?” you may ask… Take a look as numerous doctors and researchers explain the process step by step, from gathering your information in a clinic, to performing specific tests in the laboratory for data collection, to publishing research results and sharing them with medical professionals. Check out this exciting process!
Shingles, a painful rash that is a reactivation of the chickenpox virus, generally affects people with weaker immune systems, or patients on medications that impair the immune system (corticosteroids, mycophenolate, biologic therapies, and many others).
In this video, Dr. Chris Mecoli explains how these vaccines work and who should receive the vaccine.
Mindfulness meditation is a well-established technique that can reduce stress and lead to improvements in pain, fatigue, sleep difficulties, and overall quality of life. Mindfulness programs come in a variety of forms and can be practiced in a group setting or individually through use of smartphone applications. This could be beneficial for overall stress & mental health in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dr. Dana DiRenzo provides a general overview of mindfulness and how it may be useful to you as someone with rheumatic disease.