Items Tagged ‘Autoimmune Diseases’

November 11, 2016

Mayo Clinic Dogs Provide Comfort for Patients Facing Illness

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

60-year-old, Denise Krivach, awoke one morning to her body not functioning properly and sought out help from Mayo Clinic. After her team of specialists diagnosed her with autoimmune encephalitis, she underwent surgery but was uncertain of her future. Fortunately, Alta, a 4-year-old golden retriever helped put Denise’s mind at ease. Mayo Clinic’s Caring Canines program […]

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Tags: Autoimmune Diseases, Brain & Nervous System, Healthy Living


July 6, 2016

African American Bone Marrow Awareness Month

By Ali Skahan aliskahan

When it comes to being charitable, bone marrow donation may not sound as easy as a clothes drive, but it is way more valuable. According to Be The Match, a patient’s best chance of finding a matching bone marrow donor is with someone of similar ancestry, and African American’s represent only 6% of the total […]

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Tags: Autoimmune Diseases, Bones Joints & Muscles, Cancer, Heart & Blood Health, Transplants


June 21, 2016

Know the Symptoms of Lupus

By Alyse Brunella alysebrunella

Lupus is a chronic inflammatory disease that occurs when your immune system attacks your own body. For many, it comes in flares, and the symptoms can often be mistaken for other conditions. The most distinctive sign— a facial rash that looks like the wings of a butterfly unfolding across both cheeks — occurs in many but […]

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Tags: Autoimmune Diseases


March 15, 2016

3 Ways to Live Well with MS

By Kelsey Mohring kelseydm

There are more than a few misconceptions about multiple sclerosis. One of those being that people with MS can’t exercise. In reality, mild to moderate exercise is great for improving strength and muscle tone! Help spread awareness about living with MS during National MS Education and Awareness Month by sharing these tips to help those […]

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Tags: Autoimmune Diseases