February 23, 2020
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Living with Autoimmune in Your 20s and 30s

Welcome to the second article in this series examining life during various decades for patients with autoimmune disease.  In the first entry, we discussed the experience […]
February 22, 2020
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Living with Autoimmune in Your 40s and 50s

In this article, we continue to examine living with autoimmune disease over time, specifically focusing here on the pre-menopausal/menopausal years, during your 40s and 50s decades […]
February 21, 2020
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Living with Autoimmune in Your 60s and Beyond

This is the final installment of our four-part series about life with autoimmune conditions during various age ranges, and here we examine such an existence for […]
January 31, 2020

A Life Interrupted by Lupus

“You have lupus.” My doctor’s words cut through the air in the stark white of her examination room, and right through my soul.  Now it was […]
January 30, 2020
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The Stairs

My favorite movie is “Rocky”, and I gasp every time I watch him run up the stairs of the Philadelphia Art Museum. Tears spring to my […]
February 5, 2019

Will My Kids Get Autoimmune Disease?

Examining the occurrence of disease in first-degree relatives (parents, siblings, children) is a powerful method used to discern genetic versus non-genetic factors leading to disease.  Of […]
February 4, 2019

A Different Autoimmune “Diet”: Food Therapy for Optimal Health

Whether it is for weight loss, symptom management or just overall health, most people have tried following specific diets at some point in their lives. But […]
November 18, 2018

My 15 Year Health and Thyroid Journey

My thyroid and hormonal struggle began in my early thirties. I thought that as I was getting closer to 30, that I’d “get ahead of the […]
November 11, 2018

First Step in Coordinated Care With New Autoimmune Institute

  A few years ago at Stanford Medicine X in Palo Alto, California, a group of like-minded autoimmune patients, providers and caregivers brainstormed a coordinated care […]