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

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.

Psoriatic Arthritis and Disability: What You Need to Know

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.

How Life Has Changed Since My Psoriatic Arthritis Diagnosis

Casey Nilsson never expected psoriatic arthritis to teach her about self-acceptance. See the other lessons Casey learned from living with her chronic disease.

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.

Parenting With Psoriatic Arthritis? Tips to Make Your Job Easier

Managing psoriatic arthritis as a parent is no small feat. It requires organization, creativity, and lots of patience. Here are some tips to make your job easier.

Treat-to-Target for Psoriatic Arthritis?

The treat-to-target strategy has been used widely for patients with rheumatoid arthritis. Now it’s being considered for psoriatic arthritis, as well. Learn more.

Celebrities Treat Their Psoriasis Just Like We Do

Celebrities ranging from Kim Kardashian West to LeAnn Rimes have psoriasis. They use biologic medications, cortisone shots, and other treatments for the condition.