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.
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.
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?
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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How I Live My Best Life With Two Autoimmune Diseases
Lisa thought pain in her foot was due to a stress fracture but it was actually a symptom of rheumatoid arthritis. Read her story.
20 Feb 2020Real Women, Real Stories
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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