Winter

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Gifts for Life With Chronic Illness

How to navigate the chaos this time of year and actually enjoy the holidays.

By Lene Andersen, MSW

Tips For Enjoying The Holidays With Eczema

Choices like deciding between a real or fake christmas tree, or hugging everyone at the holiday dinner can be make or break when it comes to keeping eczema flares in check.

By Eileen Bailey

Focus on Family, Not RA Pain, This Holiday

If rheumatoid arthritis makes the holidays a challenge, find small traditions that work for you and your illness instead of going all out.

By Cathy Kramer

Winter Gloves For People with RA

After years of suffering through the winter, this mom invented gloves that would perfectly fit and comfort her hands that were disfigured from RA.

By Casey Nilsson

Tips for Working Out in the Cold

You can work out safely, even in cold weather. But exercising outdoors in the cold does have its challenges. You do need to think of your clothes, hydration, and other considerations. Remember that cold air can trigger an asthma attack. Here are nine ...

By Amy Hendel, P.A.

Healthy Holiday Baking Swaps

Butter, sugar, and heavy cream — oh my! The holidays are a time for indulgence, but that doesn't mean you have to leave every meal feeling completely guilty. If you have dietary restrictions, these swaps will still leave you fulfilled, without all the guilt.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.

Do Weather Changes Cause Chronic Hives?

Here's what you should know about heat hives, cold-induced urticaria and other ways that weather changes can cause flare-ups.

By Diane Domina

Swimming: 6 Reasons to Make a Splash This Winter

So, what is it about swimming that makes it an activity you should do all year long?

By Tracy Davenport, Ph.D.

Winter Workouts: What to Wear

Winter is here, and if you love to workout outside, you will need to keep yourself warm and protected from the elements. The secret to winter workout wear is to layer your clothes so the heat gets trapped between the layers to keep you warm. Each lay...

By Lisa Gulley

Why You Crave Comfort Foods in Winter

There’s actually a scientific reason why you develop cravings for warm, hearty foods during colder months.

By Carmen Roberts, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.