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Food Spotlight on Rheumatoid Arthritis

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Mariella Lodi, Ellen M. Martin As knowledge about nutrition and food as medicine expands, using foods as health enhancers and therapy agents has become increasingly popular. Many patients, including autoimmune, are now following dietary guidelines to help mitigate symptoms, based on a growing understanding that diet and nutrition can either… Continue reading Food Spotlight on Rheumatoid Arthritis

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How to Enjoy Thanksgiving with an Autoimmune Disease

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Becca Malizia, BS, Hailey Motooka, BS Thanksgiving can be a difficult time of year for anyone trying to mind their waistline. With such an emphasis on starchy, buttery sides and desserts, it can be a problematic time for many people, especially those with an autoimmune disease. Diet modifications and specific… Continue reading How to Enjoy Thanksgiving with an Autoimmune Disease

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Seqster Creates Personal Health Record for Autoimmune Patients

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, and Hailey Motooka Many patients, like myself, suffering from autoimmune diseases understand the struggle of having countless doctor and specialist appointments throughout the year. Symptoms of autoimmune diseases can vary significantly between individuals depending upon genetic, behavioral, and environmental factors. This spectrum of disease symptoms and severity often leaves… Continue reading Seqster Creates Personal Health Record for Autoimmune Patients

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Food Spotlight on Mixed Connective Tissue Disease

Certain foods and food components may help manage Mixed Connective Tissue Disease. These are our recommendations for the best and worst foods to eat for MCTD patients.

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The Allegheny Health Network Autoimmunity Institute — How my Crazy Adventure Found New Optimism

Written by Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, and Hailey Motooka Do you have a passion project that sometimes drives you to do unexpected things?  For many years I have been dreaming of improving research, diagnosis and care for autoimmunity by bringing the best of conventional, integrative and digital medicine to autoimmune patients. And… Continue reading The Allegheny Health Network Autoimmunity Institute — How my Crazy Adventure Found New Optimism

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Business Models and the ‘R’ Word (Reimbursement) at mHealth Summit

View the slides from DrBonnie360's mHealth Summit presentation below: Business Models and the R word (Reimbursement) at mHealth Summit from DrBonnie360 https://www.slideshare.net/DrBonnie360/business-models-and-the-r-word-reimbursement

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New York eHealth Collaborative 2014: How to turn Big Data into Smart Data

View the slides from the presentation below: Big Data in Healthcare: Hype and Hope at NY eHealth Collaborative from DrBonnie360 https://www.slideshare.net/DrBonnie360/dr-bonnie360-big-data-in-healthcare-nyecollaborative View a recap of the presentation and live twitter feed here.

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The Power of Story and Listening at the 8th Annual Body Computing Conference

What can healthcare learn from Hollywood? Do you feel inspired by a good story? We all do, “because our brains are hard wired for stories,” explains Ed Saxon at the 8th Annual Body Computing Conference. “Stories are how we learn about history, morality and science – i.e. Issac Newton.” Our brain is the “biggest neural pathway… Continue reading The Power of Story and Listening at the 8th Annual Body Computing Conference

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Patient Communities: Filling an Unmet Need

As a continuation of “Getting Healthy is a Team Sport,” we will now look at what patients do online and what purpose patient communities serve. Why do patients go online? A 2004 survey shows how patients dissatisfied with traditional medical care turn to the internet instead: 40% felt that their doctor did not completely listen… Continue reading Patient Communities: Filling an Unmet Need

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AARDA: An Idea Ahead of Its Time

An Overlooked Disease Autoimmune disease (AD) is a drastically underappreciated problem. There are 80-100 ADs, and researchers suspect that 40 additional diseases have an autoimmune element. AARDA estimates that 50 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease, but there appears to be an increasing incidence in young adults. AD is responsible for a great deal of… Continue reading AARDA: An Idea Ahead of Its Time