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Spotlight on IBD: Ulcerative Colitis

We shine our spotlight on Ulcerative Colitis (UC), one of the two most prevalent inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD). The other is Crohn’s disease. These are both considered autoimmune conditions in which a dysregulated adaptive immune system damages the intestinal wall. Notably, of the 1.6 million Americans who have an inflammatory

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Spotlight on Scleroderma

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, Ellen M. Martin Obtaining appropriate diagnosis, effective treatment, and quality care for autoimmune and chronic conditions is often quite challenging. If you have experienced such struggles, then you are not alone. Statistics show that over 50 million adults in the US suffer from

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Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) aka Lupus

This month, we shine our spotlight on lupus (systemic lupus erythematosus, or SLE). Read on to become connected with available statistics, research initiatives, supportive patient communities, and still more resources. And check out our Facebook page and forum for more autoimmune-related updates! “After decades of my symptoms being dismissed by

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Spotlight on IBD: Crohn’s Disease

A spotlight on Crohn’s disease, one of two inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD), autoimmune conditions in which a dysregulated immune system damages the intestinal wall. Crohn’s disease affects 201:100,000 Americans, but most people aren’t aware of the disease.

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Rheumatoid Arthritis Spotlight

This month, we shine our spotlight on Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). RA is one of the most common autoimmune diseases, with an estimated 1.5 million people diagnosed in the United States. With such significant prevalence, it is highly possible that you or someone you know may be affected by RA, and

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Spotlight on Multiple Sclerosis

“The first neurologist I went to see about my MS brushed off my questions and concerns about medications and made me feel helpless, as if no matter what lifestyle changes I made, MS would cripple me…” – anonymous patient participant in our “Autoimmunity Voices” survey Patient stories such as this

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Stretching: More than just a warm-up?

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Kelsey O’Donoghue Imagine attending a workout class in which you warm up with stretching…seems pretty normal, right? Now imagine continuing to stretch for the whole class. Studios selling this concept are popping up around the nation – classes composed entirely of

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Decoding Autoimmunity

By Bonnie Feldman, Ellen M Martin, and Tiffany Simms What Do We Mean by the Autoimmune Abyss? More than 50M patients in the US are living with 100+ different kinds of autoimmune diseases. In “The Lonely Voices of Autoimmune Disease” young adults talk about the challenges of living with chronic

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Functional Medicine with Dr. Bland

Turning Autoimmune Dreams into Reality Being a Big Vision entrepreneur is a ride on an emotional rollercoaster. My vision is of a connected world of personalized care for autoimmune patients, using data and digital tools to reshape research, diagnosis, and clinical practice for autoimmune disease. This is outside today’s mainstream

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