Casey Nilsson

Patient Expert

Casey Nilsson, an award-winning journalist and magazine editor based in Rhode Island, writes about autoimmune disease for HealthCentral. Casey is a 2018 Association of Health Care Journalists fellow, and her reporting on unfair labor conditions for people with disabilities was a finalist for the City and Regional Magazine Association Awards. Diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis in 2016, Casey enjoys digging into rheumatologic news, research and trends.

Conditions Covered:Psoriatic Arthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Psoriasis

Latest by Casey Nilsson

Decoding Your Psoriatic Arthritis Bloodwork

Psoriatic disease is all about inflammation. Your blood work will tell you the full story, but it helps to know how to decode the results. Learn what your results are saying.

Study: Psoriatic Arthritis Improves in Pregnancy

Researchers in Norway found that 75 percent of women experienced low psoriatic arthritis activity during pregnancy.

9 Quick Ways to Tidy Up Psoriasis Flakes

Need some clean-up interventions to keep your psoriasis flakes at bay? Health writer Casey Nilsson offers some quick, easy ways to tidy them up.

Save Money on Your Psoriasis Treatment

Psoriasis treatment is expensive – costing the average person $8000 a year. Casey Nilsson offers some creative ideas for cost savings, from coupons to patient assistance.

The Link Between Osteoporosis/Osteopenia and Psoriatic Arthritis and How to Protect Your Bones

Read the science behind the connection between psoriatic arthritis and osteoporosis and osteopenia, as well as tips for preventing bone damage.

Psoriasis Costs: How to Control It and Needed Reforms

Americans spend $112 billion in psoriasis costs a year. Casey Nilsson discusses the price of treatment, health insurance reforms, and how to control the costs.

Claiming Disability for Psoriatic Arthritis

One-third of people with psoriatic arthritis will claim short-term or permanent disability. Here’s what you need to know about filing a disability claim.

Living With Psoriasis? Stand Tall With These Tips on Combatting Stigma

As a visible skin condition, psoriasis is associated with stigma. People just don’t understand. Stay confident and combat the stigma with these nine tips.

Psoriatic Arthritis Taught Me Self-Acceptance

Diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis after her daughter was born, Casey had a hard road with chronic illness. Here's how she learned to live with her condition.

Is It Psoriatic Arthritis or Rheumatoid Arthritis?

The right treatment for psoriatic arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis begins with a correct diagnosis. Here are some ways you can tell the two conditions apart.