Spotlight on Myasthenia Gravis

Written By: Ellen M. Martin Autoimmune disease is an “invisible epidemic.” Despite affecting at least 16% of Americans, more than cancer and heart disease, immune-mediated conditions remain under-recognized, under-researched, under-diagnosed and under-treated. To increase awareness and connect patients, families and…

Spotlight on Celiac Disease

The "gluten-free" diet fad seems to have taken over today's nutrition industry, with endorsements from celebrities like Kourtney Kardashian and Gwyneth Paltrow. Beneath the hype, however, is an autoimmune condition that truly necessitates a gluten-free diet--celiac disease. Here Dr. Bonnie takes a deep dive into the details and intricacies of this increasingly common condition.

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.…

Spotlight on Rheumatoid Arthritis

“It took 10 years to diagnose my RA. I had repeated episodes of joint swelling and terrible pain. It wasn't until a colleague suggested RA as a possibility for a particularly painful flare in my knee that I specifically asked…

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…

Coming Out of the Closet

By: Tiffany Simms, Bonnie Feldman, and Ellen M Martin  Autoimmunity has spent a long time in the shadows. It has a history of being under-served, under-recognized, and under-funded.  However, things are looking up. Just this past year, we’ve had hope…