Spotlights on Autoimmune Diseases, Uncategorized

Spotlight on Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis

“I think the idea of improving patient care for those with autoimmune diseases is incredibly important,” - anonymous patient participant in our “Autoimmunity Voices” survey. Our survey of autoimmune patients’ experiences revealed a common theme: the need to improve patient care. As Your Autoimmunity Connection, we share this same goal. Patient care does not just… Continue reading Spotlight on Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis

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Your Autoimmunity Connection Newsletter

As a chronic disease patient, my dream is of a world where it doesn't take an average of three years and five doctors for patients to get a diagnosis for their autoimmune disease. Some 117 million people, or about half of all US adults, are living with one or more chronic health conditions, and many of them… Continue reading Your Autoimmunity Connection Newsletter

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The Power of Personalized Coaching

Having a chronic disease does not mean that we are powerless in achieving our best states of health. In fact, maximizing our personal well-being may be well within our control! More resources are becoming available to help patients overcome their chronic symptoms. One of these valuable resources is Vida’s personalized coaching platform - an app… Continue reading The Power of Personalized Coaching

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Take Control of Your Own (Auto)Immune System

By: Tiffany Simms, Bonnie Feldman, Ellen M. Martin Autoimmunity is individually, statistically, institutionally invisible. Just reading the stats around autoimmune and chronic diseases could get you down in the dumps. Perhaps the worse part is that millions, probably billions, world-wide face this disease with a health care system that treats symptoms without looking at underlying… Continue reading Take Control of Your Own (Auto)Immune System

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A Delicate Balancing Act

With the growing incidence of autoimmunity in young adults and the formation of new patient communities, we are taking a moment to give you a crash course on the biology behind the immune system. Here is a handpicked glossary that will enhance your personal research surrounding autoimmunity. Innate vs Adaptive Immunity Innate immunity is your… Continue reading A Delicate Balancing Act

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Complementary Medicine Coming to the Forefront

At Stanford Medicine X 2014, I presented my vision of future care which included shared decision making and collaboration between the patient and three types of care teams- a food as medicine team, a musculoskeletal integrity team and a well-being team. Could my vision be coming true? Recently, there have been several articles describing the… Continue reading Complementary Medicine Coming to the Forefront