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5 Easy Ways To Get Over The Guilt Of Saying No

It's the holiday season and that time of year that I especially want to please people. Not only do I have family and friends I want to celebrate with but I have all sorts of preparations to make those celebrations happen. The demands are high this time of year. That also means that stress is… Continue reading 5 Easy Ways To Get Over The Guilt Of Saying No

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When Your Family Medical History Reads: X

When I was 8 years old I was called out of fourth grade and into the principal's office.  I sat nervously in the office full of large and intimidating furniture waiting to hear what I had done wrong.  My principal, who later went on to supervise the district, flipped through a manila file folder with… Continue reading When Your Family Medical History Reads: X

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Someone Needs To Clean Up This Autoimmune Mess

The autoimmune disease community is 9-50 million people and counting.  Well, as far as we can figure out because we really don't know for sure.  It's our best guess because no one knows the precise numbers.  The American Cancer Society can give you the exact number of malignant cancers diagnosed each year. The problem is… Continue reading Someone Needs To Clean Up This Autoimmune Mess

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Autoimmune Awareness Month: Spread Awareness Memes

To learn more about Autoimmune Disease start here or to learn about why we advocate start here. For more information on Sjogren's Syndrome visit The Sjogren's Syndrome Foundation.

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Autoimmune Awareness Month: Spread Awareness Memes

To learn more about Autoimmune Disease start here or to learn about why we advocate start here. For more information on Lupus visit Lupus Foundation of America, Molly's Fund, or Know Lupus.

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Why You Need To Create Awareness To Find A Cure And Why Autoimmune Disease Has Failed

March is Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month. Unlike the sea of pink that begins to flow for Breast Cancer Awareness month in October, most of us won't find our friends all pinning ribbons on, participating in runs, or raising money for our cure in March. That's because 90% of people cannot name a single autoimmune disease.… Continue reading Why You Need To Create Awareness To Find A Cure And Why Autoimmune Disease Has Failed

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Say YES To LED’s For LUPUS

Drained.  Exhausted.  Debilitating fatigue.  Aching. Hurting.  Rash. Spend a few hours walking around Walmart, waiting in a hospital, or in most other large public buildings when you have photosensitivity and you will feel that way too. That is because most of these buildings are still using incandescent light bulbs that emit UV rays.  UV rays… Continue reading Say YES To LED’s For LUPUS

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12 Facts About Autoimmune Diseases That Will Make Your Hair Stand On End

1. Autoimmune disease has grown to be a bigger problem than cancer and heart disease. Collectively, autoimmune diseases are the most prevalent disease in the United States. According to the National Institutes of Health or NIH, 23.5 million Americans have an autoimmune disease. In comparison, cancer affects up to 9 million and heart disease up… Continue reading 12 Facts About Autoimmune Diseases That Will Make Your Hair Stand On End