Autoimmune ConnectionWhen award-winning journalist Rita Baron-Faust and renown lupus researcher, Dr. Jill Buyon, first published The Autoimmune Connection: Essential Information for Women on Diagnosis, Treatment and Getting on with Your Life some 14 years ago, it was the first book to answer the myriad questions being asked by the millions of American women suffering with autoimmune diseases.

Since then, major advances have been achieved in the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune disease and even more, autoimmune diseases have been identified. Today, there are more than 100 recognized autoimmune diseases.


Some of the newest information highlighted is:

  • Major breakthroughs in the treatment of lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, multiple sclerosis, and more
  • Potential environmental triggers for autoimmunity, such as cigarette smoke, viruses, and bacteria — including a common sexually transmitted disease — as well as potential links to the microbes that normally live in our bodies, and pesticides and pollutants
  • The newest biological drugs on the market and cutting-edge therapies now being tested
  • How healthcare law reforms affect autoimmune patients, along with key changes to Medicare and Medicaid

In this newly-published revised edition (McGraw-Hill, 2016), women will learn how to sort out vague and seemingly unrelated early signs and symptoms and handle doctors who tell them it’s “all in their heads;” which diagnostic tests they may need and what the results can mean; how ADs and their treatments can affect them at different stages of life including during pregnancy and menopause; what new treatments and therapies are available, such as stem cell transplants and gene therapy, as well as those on the horizon; where to find the proper specialist; and how to navigate the health-care system in the age of the Affordable Care Act.

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