Caregiver stress: Tips for taking care of yourself

Caregiver stress: Tips for taking care of yourself

Caring for a loved one strains even the most resilient people. If you’re a caregiver, take steps to preserve your own health and well-being. With an aging population and changes in health care, such as shorter hospital stays, more and more caregiving is being provided by people who aren’t health…...

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Abatacept and Non-severe relapsing GPA

An open-label trial of abatacept (CTLA4-IG) in non-severe relapsing granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Wegener’s)  Authors:  Langford CA, Monach PA, Specks U, Seo P, Cuthbertson D, McAlear CA, Ytterberg SR, Hoffman GS, Krischer JP, Merkel PA; for the Vasculitis Clinical Research Consortium. Abstract Objectives:  To determine the safety and efficacy of abatacept…...

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Rheum to Heal – A New Initiative from The Hospital for Special Surgery

Rheum to Heal is the first ever narrative medicine journal in rheumatology. This is a place for patients, family members, physicians and all those whose lives are influenced by and those who influence the field of rheumatology to share their stories, their artwork, and their inspirations. Please join us on this journey into…...

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Beyond the Negative

Dissertation investigates depression, anxiety and life satisfaction in vasculitis patients. A York St. John University student’s dissertation investigates the role of metacognitions in adapting to living with vasculitis. Helen Mayor, who did the research as part of her psychology degree, identified higher levels of depression and anxiety and lower levels…...

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The Social Cost of Vasculitis

Over the past 10 years I have watched my mother struggle with an autoimmune disease. She has gone from a vibrant, energetic woman who rearranged the living room furniture every two months to someone who relies on my father to bathe and dress her. She has had a hard time…...

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