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Spotlight on Sjogren’s Syndrome

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, BS, Ellen M. Martin Autoimmune disease is an “invisible epidemic.” Despite affecting roughly 16% of the US population, autoimmunity remains under-recognized, under-researched and under-served. To combat this lack of awareness and to connect patients, families, and caregivers with useful resources, we at Your Autoimmunity Connection are publishing… Continue reading Spotlight on Sjogren’s Syndrome

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Spotlight on Small Fiber Neuropathy

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, BS Autoimmune disease is an “invisible epidemic.” Despite affecting roughly 16% of the US population, autoimmunity remains under-recognized, under-researched, and under-served. To combat this lack of awareness and to connect patients, families, and caregivers with useful resources, we at Your Autoimmunity Connection are publishing a series of… Continue reading Spotlight on Small Fiber Neuropathy

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Food Spotlight on Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, Ellen M. Martin As our knowledge of nutrition and of food-as-medicine expands, using food as health enhancers and therapy agents has become increasingly popular. Many patients are following dietary guidelines to help mitigate symptoms, based upon a growing understanding that diet and nutrition can either exacerbate or… Continue reading Food Spotlight on Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

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Spotlight on National Autoimmune Awareness Month

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon Here at Your Autoimmunity Connection, we strive to connect you to the latest information about autoimmune and chronic diseases through consulting & market research, writing, storytelling, and speaking. Together, we will reshape research, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of autoimmune disease. At the beginning of 2018, we started… Continue reading Spotlight on National Autoimmune Awareness Month

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Spotlight on Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, Ellen M. Martin Autoimmune disease is an “invisible epidemic.” Despite affecting roughly 16% of the US population, autoimmunity remains under-recognized, under-researched and under-served. To combat this lack of awareness, and to connect patients, families, and caregivers with useful resources, we at Your Autoimmunity Connection are publishing a… Continue reading Spotlight on Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

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The Future of the Autoimmunity Continuum

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Ellen M. Martin, Hailey Motooka, Sarah Hinton The words: Crohn’s, Lupus, and Celiac, contain meanings that differ for everyone, depending on our preconceptions or lack thereof. To some people, these are unfamiliar words that could pass as Pokemon names or Scrabble plays. To others, they are medical jargon used… Continue reading The Future of the Autoimmunity Continuum

Personal Experiments

Part 2: Updating my Visual Health Story with Pictal Health

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, and Hailey Motooka As I prepare to visit my rheumatologist next week for a scheduled appointment, I am simultaneously eager and apprehensive to share with her my health updates. This is merely a pre-appointment ritual. My eagerness derives from my persistent desire to understand and overcome my chronic health… Continue reading Part 2: Updating my Visual Health Story with Pictal Health

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Spotlight on Hashimoto’s Disease

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, Ellen M. Martin It took me 5 years and 12 specialists to be diagnosed with Celiac and Hashimoto’s. I want the next person to be diagnosed on the first doctor. - anonymous patient participant in our Autoimmunity Voices survey. Autoimmune disease is an “invisible epidemic.” Despite affecting roughly… Continue reading Spotlight on Hashimoto’s 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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Spotlight on Ulcerative Colitis

Written by: Bonnie Feldman, DDS, MBA, Anna Simon, Ellen M. Martin "My daughter was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis at age 5, now 6. I am a physiotherapist working in MSK, occasionally treating RA. In my previous 'life' I was a biochemist. My daughter's diagnosis and subsequent reading made me re-think my view of health and disease.… Continue reading Spotlight on Ulcerative Colitis