“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.
Masks are required almost everywhere you go. Whether it’s the grocery store, the bank, or walking down the street, understanding the basics of wearing a mask is essential.
Before you put your mask on, make sure to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. Make sure your mask covers your nose, mouth, and chin and is comfortable around your ears. Wash or dispose of the mask after each use, and be sure to wash your hands after removing the mask.