Articles

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Managing Your Health:

Managing Mental Health with an Autoimmune Disease

Jessica Lamb May 10, 2021

Living with chronic illness takes a toll emotionally and socially. How do we take care of our mental health?

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Autoimmune Stories:

TAKEAWAYS FROM AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE AWARENESS MONTH

Jessica Lamb April 2021

We ran a 31-day social media campaign for Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month! Find out what our community said.

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Coronavirus:

COVID VACCINE: SIDE EFFECTS IN WOMEN & THE PURPOSE OF TWO DOSES

April 1, 2021

Why women experience more COVID-19 vaccine side effects and autoimmune disease, and the purpose behind two doses

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Coronavirus:

IS SARS-COV-2 AN AUTOIMMUNE VIRUS? IS LONG COVID AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE?

Carolyn Serraino March 26, 2021

A comparative look at the overlap between COVID-19 infection and autoimmunity, and the science behind it

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Coronavirus:

VACCINES, COVID-19, & AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE: NEW DEVELOPMENTS

March 12, 2021

The latest info on COVID-19 high risk outcomes, vaccine recommendations, and adverse reactions as it pertains to AD

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About Autoimmune Disease:

Four Figures to Know This Black History Month

Jessica Lamb February 23, 2021

Influential Black Americans who have impacted medicine and disability justice

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News:

KEY POINTS FROM DR. FAUCI'S CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Margaux Thieme-Burdette February 3, 2021

Public health and immunology expert, Dr. Fauci, outlines current challenges and successes in the coronavirus pandemic

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New Research:

POTENTIAL MRNA TREATMENT FOR AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE

January 28, 2021

A new mRNA vaccine technology demonstrates the possibility of treating diseases like multiple sclerosis

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Healthcare:

Explained: Holistic vs Modern Western Medicine

Margaux Thieme-Burdette January 27, 2021

The differences between holistic medicine and modern Western or conventional medicine, and what each approach excels in

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Coronavirus:

Understanding Long COVID

Margaux Thieme-Burdette December 19, 2020

What we know about long COVID, and the link between the post-viral syndrome, ME/CFS, and autoimmune disease

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Managing Your Health:

What Is Gratitude?

Margaux Thieme-Burdette November 25, 2020

A brief overview of the connection between gratitude and well-being, and the science behind it

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Book Reviews:

The Chronic Search for Relief in the Medical System

A BOOK REVIEW OF "ASK ME ABOUT MY UTERUS: A QUEST TO MAKE DOCTORS BELIEVE IN WOMEN'S PAIN" BY ABBY NORMAN

Margaux Thieme-Burdette October 17, 2020
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Healthcare:

NAVIGATING HEALTHCARE THROUGH THE PRACTICAL LENS OF TELEHEALTH

Jessica Lamb September 17, 2020

As we contend with a new normal, both doctors and chronic illness patients are benefitting from telehealth

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Coronavirus:

COVID-19 AND AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE: WHAT WE KNOW NOW

Margaux Thieme-Burdette *updated October 24, 2020

A compilation of the most recent information out there on the relationship between COVID-19 and autoimmune disease

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Microbiome:

What Is the Microbiome & Why Study It?

Margaux Thieme-Burdette

Bacteria and other microbes throughout our bodies create a diverse ecosystem that is an essential part of human health

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Environmental Health:

Food Sensitivity, Intolerance, or Allergy: What’s the Difference?

Margaux Thieme-Burdette July 3, 2020

Learn to tell them apart, as many people with autoimmune disease experience these confusing, adverse food reactions

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Managing Your Health:

When You've Lost Trust in Doctors...

Margaux Thieme-Burdette May 30, 2020

By shifting expectations and self-advocating, you can find middle ground and rebuild trust in medicine

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New Research:

Autoimmune Disease May Not Put You at Higher Risk of COVID-19

Margaux Thieme-Burdette May 23, 2020

Study suggests that autoimmune patients with coronavirus have same hospitalization rate as the general population

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Autoimmune Stories:

How to Tell Your Chronic Illness Story

Margaux Thieme-Burdette

Want to tell your story but don’t know how to get started? Let these unique tips and prompts be your guide

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Coronavirus:

CERTAIN SUPPLEMENTS MAY HELP PREVENT AND MITIGATE CORONAVIRUS

Margaux Thieme-Burdette April 18, 2020

A cocktail of supplements recommended by medical professionals may have a role in addressing COVID-19

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Managing Your Health:

Finding Balance in Uncertain Times

Margaux Thieme-Burdette April 10, 2020

How to cope with coronavirus anxieties and using chronic illness as a tool to navigate the uncertainties

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Coronavirus:

COVID-19 & Autoimmune Disease

Margaux Thieme-Burdette *Updated October 3, 2020

Up-to-date info about the coronavirus pandemic as it relates to chronic conditions, plus self-care tips and practical…

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Managing Your Health:

What Not to Say to Someone with a Chronic Illness

Margaux Thieme-Burdette March 5, 2020

Understand why certain comments can be hurtful, and what to say instead

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Environmental Health:

What Does Organic Really Mean?

Part One

Margaux Thieme-Burdette February 9, 2020

What is the difference between organic and conventional produce? Are organics better for our health?

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Managing Your Health:

Chronic Illness: When You Feel Like Giving Up

Margaux Thieme-Burdette February 3, 2020

Practical tips for those moments when moving forward feels impossible

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Articles by Category

These articles are written by Global Autoimmune Institute writers and staff. Below is a collection of all GAI articles, listed in alphabetical order in the following categories:

About Autoimmune Disease, Autoimmune Stories, Book Reviews, Coronavirus, Environmental Health, Healthcare, Managing Your Health, Microbiome, New Research, Nutrition, and Specific Disorders.

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