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Live Art.fully: The A-Zs of My Life with Ankylosing Spondylitis

Live Art.fully: The A-Zs of My Life with Ankylosing Spondylitis | Autoimmune Arthritis | Scoop.it
Ankylosing Spondylitis is an autoimmune form of arthritis, which primarily attacks the spine and large joints. It can also attack organs such as eyes, lungs and heart. This is not your grandmother's form of wear & tear, growing ...
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Soldier creates lupus awareness on deployment

Soldier creates lupus awareness on deployment | Autoimmune Arthritis | Scoop.it
On the morning of Dec. 21, about 100 people or so, gathered around to help Joe Lecuyer, 40, from Minneapolis, Minn., raise awareness of lupus and run a 5K together on a cold morning in the desert.
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Endings and Beginnings: The ART In Arthritis

Endings and Beginnings: The ART In Arthritis | Autoimmune Arthritis | Scoop.it
The Arthritis Research Centre of Canada conducts practical research into everyday living...
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The Spondylitis Association of America - Press Release - Apple-A-Thon Fundraiser

The Spondylitis Association of America - Press Release - Apple-A-Thon Fundraiser | Autoimmune Arthritis | Scoop.it

Jennifer Dye Visscher will be hosting a 24 hour fundraiser in The Big Apple. They will be painting apples & sharing stories of living with spondylitis. Join them in celebration of those who take a bite out of life and pursue dreams & passions regardless of chronic illness. Friends and family are more than welcome! Original art, prints, and an art poster will be on sale for the fundraiser.

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It's Apple Season! Our 9 Favorite Good-for-You Picks: Healthy SELF

It's Apple Season! Our 9 Favorite Good-for-You Picks: Healthy SELF | Autoimmune Arthritis | Scoop.it

Research confirms that red, green, pink and golden apples are nutritional powerhouses and potent disease-fighters. Even more compelling, if not ironic, the once-forbidden fruit (think the Garden of Eden and Snow White) is loaded with fiber, flavonoids and important antioxidants -- all of which bestow good health and age-defying effects.

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Predicting Response to Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy

Predicting Response to Rheumatoid Arthritis Therapy | Autoimmune Arthritis | Scoop.it
The problem of varying responses to RA therapy If you’re following comments on the blog, Twitter, or Facebook, you might have noticed some patients recently... (RT @rawarrior: A clue!
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Too few with arthritis are exercising, study finds - Chicago Tribune

Too few with arthritis are exercising, study finds - Chicago Tribune | Autoimmune Arthritis | Scoop.it
Chicago TribuneToo few with arthritis are exercising, study findsChicago TribuneAbout 46 million Americans have arthritis, which becomes more common as people age, according to the Arthritis Foundation.
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Adequate Amount of vitamin D Critical for Good Health - Gant Daily

Adequate Amount of vitamin D Critical for Good HealthGant Daily“Higher vitamin D intake also has been associated with a reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, a lower risk of type 1 diabetes and lower risk of autoimmune diseases, such as...
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Apples now standard in McDonald’s Happy Meals, but how nutritious is this fruit?

Apples now standard in McDonald’s Happy Meals, but how nutritious is this fruit? | Autoimmune Arthritis | Scoop.it
Apples are becoming a standard part of Happy Meals. But just how happy will apples make your dietitian?
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The Chef Seamus Mullen Finds Healing in Food

The Chef Seamus Mullen Finds Healing in Food | Autoimmune Arthritis | Scoop.it
After he was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, the chef Seamus Mullen, whose restaurant Tertulia opens this month, discovered that food offered physical relief.
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Exercises for Lupus

Exercises for Lupus | Autoimmune Arthritis | Scoop.it
Exercise can help people with lupus build stronger muscles, prevent joint stiffness, control fatigue, and avoid weight gain. Here’s how to get started exercising when you have lupus.
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The Dos and Don'ts When You Have Crohn's Disease | Food Allergies ...

The Dos and Don'ts When You Have Crohn's Disease | Food Allergies ... | Autoimmune Arthritis | Scoop.it
About vitamin human growth hormone injection intake. The advantages of Shifting vitamin tablets made from vital nutritional value Furthermore minerals utilizes.
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Four Tips for Coping with Chronic Pain and Depression

Four Tips for Coping with Chronic Pain and Depression | Autoimmune Arthritis | Scoop.it
Those who suffer from chronic pain can feel stressed and depressed at times. However, depression could be exacerbating the chronic pain symptoms.
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Disabled cyclist takes matters into his own hands - USA TODAY

Disabled cyclist takes matters into his own hands - USA TODAY | Autoimmune Arthritis | Scoop.it
Disabled cyclist takes matters into his own handsUSA TODAYBy the time a specialist diagnosed an incurable form of arthritis called ankylosing spondylitis, also known as AS, much of the damage had been done.
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An Apple a Day | Saturday Evening Post

An Apple a Day | Saturday Evening Post | Autoimmune Arthritis | Scoop.it
Artist and blogger Jenna Visscher has been painting apples for a cause—finding a cure for her disease, ankylosing spondylitis, the most overlooked cause of persistent back pain in young adults.
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Novel technique uses RNA interference to block inflammation

Novel technique uses RNA interference to block inflammation | Autoimmune Arthritis | Scoop.it
Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) researchers – along with collaborators from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Alnylam Pharmaceuticals – have found a way to block, in an animal model, the damaging inflammation that contributes to...
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Venus Williams diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome: A detailed look into the disease

Venus Williams diagnosed with Sjogren's syndrome: A detailed look into the disease | Autoimmune Arthritis | Scoop.it
31-year-old tennis phenomenon and one-half of the Williams’ sister duo, Venus Williams, announced on Wednesday that she was diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome, a type of autoimmune disease that attacks the body’s own cells.
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Spondylitis Association of America - Patient Resources

Spondylitis Association of America - Patient Resources | Autoimmune Arthritis | Scoop.it
Ankylosing spondylitis and related disease information. Ankylosing spondylitis symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, medication, educational materials, brochures. Spondylitis patient support, message boards, physician resources and more.
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Swimming across the Mediterranean Sea in support of The Spondylitis Assoc. of America

Swimming across the Mediterranean Sea in support of The Spondylitis Assoc. of America | Autoimmune Arthritis | Scoop.it
Swimming across the Mediterranean Sea ...dagblog (blog)by MrSmith1 8/29/2011 - 7:58 am I have written before about Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS), the chronic, degenerative inflammatory arthritic disease which I was diagnosed as having back in 1985.
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Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diet: Facts About Ginger for RA

Rheumatoid Arthritis and Diet: Facts About Ginger for RA | Autoimmune Arthritis | Scoop.it
We all know what we eat affects how we feel. For those living with chronic illnesses, such as the autoimmune disorder rheumatoid arthritis, can eating ginger reduce the side effects and flare symptoms associated with RA?
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Ankylosing Spondylitis | Heart Disease | Arthritis Today Magazine

Ankylosing Spondylitis | Heart Disease | Arthritis Today Magazine | Autoimmune Arthritis | Scoop.it

A new study finds that ankylosing spondylitis increases the risk of heart disease and stroke by as much as 25 to 60 percent. Arthritis Today magazine.

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Explaining fibromyalgia

Explaining fibromyalgia | Autoimmune Arthritis | Scoop.it
Dr. James Figueroa: Explaining fibromyalgiaDover PostTraditionally considered to be a form of soft tissue rheumatism, it has become increasingly clear that fibromyalgia is more complex.
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U.S. DoD announces $2.3M in grants for lupus research

The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) congratulates Trine Jorgensen, Ph.D., Assistant Staff, Department of Immunology, Cleveland Clinic Foundation and I-Cheng Ho, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital, for being selected to...
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Actors Take Dramatic Roles at Hospitals

Actors Take Dramatic Roles at Hospitals | Autoimmune Arthritis | Scoop.it
To support themselves between gigs, actors are auditioning at hospitals and medical schools to portray sick people—standardized patients in medical school terms—who help aspiring doctors learn their craft.
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A Rough-Hewn Kind of Beauty

A Rough-Hewn Kind of Beauty | Autoimmune Arthritis | Scoop.it
Some months ago, a phone conversation with my BlogHer colleague Rita Arens turned toward my experience of having ankylosing spondylitis, an arthritic condition that froze my spine over the course of 30 years, first into a ramrod pole and now into a shepherd's crook. With her encouragement, I jabbered on about how, along the way, I've loved and lost, borne and raised two children, managed a career and had bi-lateral hip replacements - two surgeries - a week apart, followed by single doses of radiation. Then Rita suggested that my story would be a good addition to the "Own Your Beauty" series.
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