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Grave’s Disease

The attack of autoimmune diseases

There is an attack of autoimmune diseases in the United States and worldwide. The increasing prevalence and costs associated with the diagnosis and treatment is a major concern. 50 million Americans have an autoimmune disease. It’s 1 of the top 10 causes of death in women over 65. It’s the 2nd highest cause of chronic […]

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We All Need Each Other’s Help

Everybody needs a community. Research shows that the risk of chronic disease and mortality is directly related to high social stress. The feeling of being isolated has a risk for chronic disease higher than physical inactivity, alcohol consumption of over 6 drinks a day, and smoking 15 cigarettes daily. This social isolation is heightened by […]

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The Other Thyroid Disease

The other thyroid disease is Graves’ disease. Graves’ disease and Hashimoto’s disease both are autoimmune diseases affecting the thyroid gland. An autoimmune disease is a state of your immune system that is sensitized to your own body. Your immune system produces antibodies that attack and destroy cells and tissues in your body. These antibodies are […]

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