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General Autoimmune

General Autoimmune covers symptoms common to all autoimmune conditions, tips for finding and talking to a doctor or other health provider, and general information about the intersections and issues related to autoimmune diseases.

Navigating The World Of Change After A Chronic Pain Diagnosis

Receiving a chronic pain diagnosis is a life-changing experience. Suddenly, you’re reconsidering all of your life plans. You’re wondering what this means for your future, your family and your lifestyle. You don’t know what’s next. Everything you thought you knew about your body and your health is changing completely. It can be a scary time. Everything will start to change

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How SMART Goals To Help You Live With An Autoimmune Disease Every Day

When you were doing homework and studying in school, chances are you had a teacher who taught you about making SMART goals. It may have been a while since you were in school and learned about SMART goals, so it’s time for a little brain refresher. SMART goals are specific, measured, attainable, result-oriented and timely goals that can help you

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Winter With Chronic Pain: How To Keep Warm During The Chilly Months Ahead

Winter can be a real problem for those of us with chronic pain. The bone-chilling months ahead can wreak havoc on our bodies and leave us stuck in our beds for days on end. If you’ve experienced a freezing winter with chronic pain, you know why some of us really dread the winter season. Of course, there are many things

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Breast Cancer’s Ties to Autoimmune: Hashimoto’s, Graves’, Multiple Sclerosis, Autoimmune Arthritis and Lupus

Which autoimmune diseases have a connection to breast cancer incidence? At least one study has shown an increased rate of breast cancer in women with multiple sclerosis. Same as rheumatoid arthritis – researchers at University of North Carolina at Charlotte found a link between metastatic breast cancer and autoimmune arthritis. In another study, ulcerative colitis has shown a tentative association

6 Ways Stanford Medicine X Changed The Way I Think About Patient “Communities”

At the fourth annual 2015 Stanford Medicine X, doctors, technologists, policy makers and “epatients” — patients who have blogs or active social media presence — came together to talk about the future of health care, to put it broadly. There were big names: Eric Topol, author of The Patient Will See You Now who inspired around democratizing medicine, and the White

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