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Holiday Shopping Guide!

I wanted to share a few of my favorite products and a few of the shop's most popular for this holiday season! Be sure to order all Christmas gifts by December 5th to guarantee Christmas arrival. Any orders placed after that may arrive after Christmas. 

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How to Prepare for Your Next Doctor’s Appointment: a Newbie’s Guide

I have been seeing an adult rheumatologist for about a year now, so I am no expert in handling doctor’s appointments solo. The transition from pediatric to adult rheumatology is something I want to cover in another blog post. For now I want to help you get prepared for your next doctor’s appointment. Whether it be with a brand new doctor or someone you’ve been seeing for years, I want to share my tips for getting the most out of your appointment with your doctor. Let’s get started!

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Is There a Relationship Between the Weather and your Arthritis?

Do you find that the weather affects your arthritis, same here! Not everybody has the same effects but it has been studied that changes in barometric pressure can cause arthritis symptoms to be more active. Now, there hasn’t been a ton of research on this topic, but there are a few theories. This article on WebMD covers a lot of it, https://www.webmd.com/pain-management/weather-and-joint-pain#1. One theory is that “when the cartilage that cushions the bones inside a joint is worn away, nerves in the exposed bones might pick up on changes in pressure” (Does Weather Affect Joint Pain, WedMD). Another theory: “changes in barometric pressure may make your tendons, muscles, and any scar tissue expand and contract, and that can create pain in...

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Finding a Work Routine During Quarantine

I think many of us can agree that this time of social distancing/quarantine has proved to be more of a challenge than anticipated. Many people have had to quickly adapt and learn how to work from home which can actually be a lot harder than you would think. Prior to the pandemic I already worked from home 100% of the time so that piece of the transition was easy for me. One of the things I have found during the last few weeks to be most valuable is having a routine and sticking with it. I want to share a few things that have helped me stay productive and focused even when the quarantine days seem to drag on. Wake...

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