The Johns Hopkins Vasculitis Center is a specialty care and research center focused on rare diseases. The goal of the JHVC Research Programs is to provide personalized medicine. This center is currently recruiting patients to help advance the understanding of vasculitis diseases. If you’re interested in learning more about our research programs, head to www.hopkinsvasculitis.org/
Progressive Muscle Relaxation is a deep relaxation technique that can be performed in many different settings. Practicing progressive muscle relaxtion several times per week has been shown to improve stress, anxiety, sleep, and pain. Follow along as Drs. Neda Gould and Dana DiRenzo demonstrate.
Raynaud’s Phenomenon is a condition that results in decreased blood flow to your fingers and toes. There are two types of Raynaud’s, primary and secondary. Dr. Zsuzsanna McMahan from the Johns Hopkins Scleroderma Center dives into what this condition is, things to look out for, how to manage and when you should speak with a doctor.
Patients with a rheumatic disease are at a higher risk for infection due to their disease or medications. Dr. Chris Mecoli from the Division of Rheumatology speaks with Dr. Erika Darrah about steps a patient could take in order to prevent infections.
Dr. Rebecca Manno’s research interest is in body composition, muscular strength, and nutrition in older individuals with chronic inflammatory diseases. She gets her patients started on making healthy lifestyle choices in order to reduce fatigue and overall unhappiness due to their diseases.