Sjögren's syndrome is an autoimmune disorder in which the glands that produce moisture are destroyed. The hallmark symptoms are dry eyes and dry mouth. READ MORE

You've Probably Never Heard of My Disease

This autoimmune disease affects more than 4 million Americans.

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5 Common Autoimmune Diseases That Affect Women

Rates of autoimmune diseases are climbing, and women are disproportionately affected. Learn more about common autoimmune diseases that affect women.

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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.

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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

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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

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How I Learned to Love My Bald Self

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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.

Your Health

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?

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Tichina’s Most Important Role

Tichina Arnold became a lupus warrior, after her younger sister, Zenay, was diagnosed with the disease

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The Wonderful World of Your Microbiome

What you need to know about keeping your gut and vaginal microbiomes in balance.

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My Long Climb Out of Chronic Lyme

Living with Lyme Disease felt like being unable to pull up the blinds on the window and see the sky.

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