January 30, 2020
A plain flight of wooden stairs

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 […]
September 22, 2017

Can Oral Contraceptives Reduce The Risk of Chronic Pain?

Author’s note: I hesitated publishing this piece because I myself don’t take BC pills given the Hashimoto’s and how the pill interacts with your thyroid. But […]
November 21, 2015

8 Lessons Learned After A Tumultuous Postpartum Experience With Rheumatoid Arthritis

When it came time to try for a baby, my husband and I adopted our usual cautiously optimistic approach. We started trying to conceive the earliest […]
May 14, 2015

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day ’15: Nonprofits Offer Support

It’s World Autoimmune Arthritis Day/Week 2015 (WAAD 2015), coordinated and hosted by the amazing nonprofit International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis. The free, all-online event runs from […]
March 22, 2014

Rheumatic Diseases’ Impact On Women

As immediate past president of the American College of Rheumatology, Dr. Uknis sat down with AutoimmuneMom’s friends at the Simple Tasks campaign to share her insight […]
May 21, 2013

Pregnancy + Ankylosing Spondylitis – Common Questions

I’m pregnant and I have ankylosing spondylitis.  Are there any risks involved for my baby? Fortunately ankylosing spondylitis does not seem to impact fertility or the […]
March 21, 2013

The Myth That Women Don’t Get Ankylosing Spondylitis

What are the signs and symptoms of ankylosing spondylitis? Ankylosing spondylitis is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder.  The symptoms of the condition result from inflammation of […]
January 7, 2013

Rheumatoid Arthritis – the Latest Research/Clinical Trials for Traditional + Alternative Therapies

Patients suffering from rheumatoid arthritis  often experience chronic, disabling joint pain that can greatly affect movement and activities of daily living.  To combat this disease, doctors […]
November 5, 2012
Women and child on a path in the woods

The Evolution of a Solution: Life with Rheumatoid Arthritis

Two years, three doctors and eight medications ago, I was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease, rheumatoid arthritis.  I had lived a healthy life for all of […]