May 25, 2020

No Apologies Needed: Making Space, Improving Health

Throughout ten years of clinical practice in the healthcare of women, I’ve had such a variety of experiences. Some of them were amazing, like witnessing childbirth. […]
April 15, 2020

National Webinar: Managing Stress and Promoting Well-Being in the Midst of the COVID-19 Pandemic

 Recorded April 23, 2020 Managing stress is vital for people with autoimmune disease to maintain good health. This is especially important during the current health […]
March 8, 2020

Advice for Autoimmune Moms + Research Update from the Johns Hopkins Autoimmune Disease Research Center

In my autoimmune research over the years, I’ve come across Dr. Noel Rose’s name many times.  Dr. Rose is a MD and PhD, and the Director […]
March 6, 2020
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We Are Not Hypochondriacs! A Call For Autoimmune Voices

My story is no different from most of us in the AutoimmuneMom community.  After I was diagnosed with pleva, a rare autoimmune skin condition and Hashimoto’s […]
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 […]
November 4, 2018

Foundational Tips for Stress Management With Autoimmune

Stress can manifest itself in negative ways. It can make dealing with autoimmune disease so much harder. The problem is, while stress can exasperate autoimmune disease, […]
October 14, 2015

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 […]
October 7, 2015

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 […]
June 28, 2015

Managing Chronic Conditions With Your New Best Friend, The Virtual Health Assistant

The list of medications, supplements, diet restrictions, exercises and doctor appointments goes on and on for those of us with a chronic condition.  Most weeks, I […]