Scleroderma is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can cause hardening and thickening of the skin and attack the heart, lungs, kidneys and gastrointestinal tract. READ MORE
Autoimmune Diseases 101
About 8% of Americans have an autoimmune disease — and nearly 80% of them are women.
Living With Lupus
Life with lupus can be challenging, but there are things you can do to make it easier
Alopecia Areata: Losing Your Hair? Don’t Despair
There are treatments and support for women with hair loss from alopecia areata
What Is Alopecia? It’s No Laughing Matter for Millions of Black American Women
The Oscar slap seen around the world was sparked by a joke about Jada Pinket Smith’s shaved head. Pinkett Smith has been public about her battle with Alopecia.
Despite Its Disastrous Effects, Covid-19 Offers Some Gifts to Medicine — an Immunology Expert Explains What It Can Teach Us About Autoimmune Disease
Patients with severe Covid-19 infections have symptoms that are similar to autoimmune disorder symptoms, such as blood vessel inflammation, rashes and organ damage
How mRNA and DNA Vaccines Could Soon Treat Cancers, HIV, Autoimmune Disorders and Genetic Diseases
The idea of using genetic material to produce an immune response has opened up a world of research and potential medical uses far out of reach of traditional vaccines
Hashimoto’s Disease Brought the Curtain Down on My Career As a Soloist in the NYC Ballet
But I refused to let an autoimmune disease force me to hang up my tutu
How I Learned to Love My Bald Self
My journey with alopecia led me to redefine beauty and find another purpose in life
Fast Facts: Everything You Need to Know About the Thyroid
Women are more likely to have problems with their thyroid than men. Here's what you need to know.
A Healthy Microbiome Builds a Strong Immune System That Could Help Defeat Covid-19
Did you know you have an army of microbes living inside of you that are essential for fighting off threats, including the virus that causes COVID-19?
Tichina’s Most Important Role
Tichina Arnold became a lupus warrior, after her younger sister, Zenay, was diagnosed with the disease
The Wonderful World of Your Microbiome
What you need to know about keeping your gut and vaginal microbiomes in balance.
I Have Antiphospholipid Syndrome, Which You've Probably Never Heard Of
After having multiple miscarriages Emily was diagnosed with antiphospholipid syndrome, an autoimmune disorder that causes an increased risk of blood clots. Read her story.
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The Risks of Undiagnosed Rheumatoid Arthritis
Learn more about this autoimmune disease and what can happen if left undiagnosed and untreated.
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A Numb Arm Led to My Rheumatoid Arthritis Diagnosis
Read how one woman managed the emotional and mental aspects of being diagnosed with an autoimmune disease at the age of 49.
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