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

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.

11 Signs You Might Have Psoriatic Arthritis

Psoriatic arthritis attacks joints all over the body. Here are 11 signs and symptoms that indicate you should talk to your doctor about it.

What Your Psoriatic Disease Says About Your Microbiome

Researchers have studied bacteria species on the skin and in the guts with fascinating results.

9 Sources for Psoriatic Arthritis News

May is Psoriatic Arthritis Action Month, but it’s difficult to take action without the right information. Here are nine easy-to-access psoriatic arthritis sources to help you stay on top of research, news and community conversations.

Can Gene Therapy Work for RA?

Gene therapy is on the horizon for cancer patients, so researchers are testing to see if it will work for RA, too. The treatment would aim to eliminate pain in specific areas of your joints, like your hands, wrists, and more.