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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 disease in the prime of… Continue reading Decoding Autoimmunity

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Saving Our Children: Reversing the Autoimmune Epidemic

By: Tiffany Simms, Bonnie Feldman, Ellen M. MartinDrBonnie360 returns to Stanford Medicine X a third time in a row, this time bringing the lonely voices of autoimmune disease to the main stage. After spotlighting autoimmune disease for two years, there is no better time to reverse the epidemic than today. A brighter, healthier future is… Continue reading Saving Our Children: Reversing the Autoimmune Epidemic

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Forced to Slow Down: Living with an Invisible Disease in College

Briane has fibromyalgia and is currently a UCLA student who started up a community group called You Are Not Alone. Her story chronicles the challenges of an invisible disease; if she had known about fibromyalgia earlier, perhaps she could’ve prevented the intensity. Yet, despite all the pain and cut backs from fibromyalgia, her perspective became… Continue reading Forced to Slow Down: Living with an Invisible Disease in College

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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

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Why Is Autoimmune Disease Underserved?

View the slides below to discover why autoimmune disease is underserved, and how this can be changed: https://www.slideshare.net/DrBonnie360/why-is-autoimmune-disease-underserved

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Real or Not Real

[Summer of 2011] One morning I woke up and was paralyzed by aching throughout my entire body. Any move I made caused excruciating pain in my joints. I could not even turn over in my bed without feeling agonizing discomfort. I became completely reliant on my mother to do everything for me. I gained twenty… Continue reading Real or Not Real

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The World Isn’t an Easy Place

– “How has your life changed after diagnosis?” – “Before diagnosis, I was a very active person.  Immediately after diagnosis, my life changed drastically.  My activity level decreased to the point I was basically housebound and on many days, I was bed bound. In the eighteen years that have passed, I have been able to… Continue reading The World Isn’t an Easy Place

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The Lonely Voices of Autoimmune Disease @StanfordMedX

Explore a recap of DrBonnie360's Stanford MedicineX 2014 presentation, highlighting the need to use data and digital tools to ignite precision medicine in autoimmune disease. Click the link below: //storify.com/DrBonnie360/stanford-medicine-x-2014/embed