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IBD by nitinsyal Patient Expert Posted Thu 25 Jun 2009 9:53pm Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an idiopathic disease, probably involving an immune reaction of the body to its own intestinal tract. The 2 major types of IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease. As the name suggests, ulcerative colitis is limited to the colon; Crohn disease can involve any segment of the gastrointestinal tract from the ... Read on »
Today Show Part 2: AAP President Tells Giant Easily Disprovable Mistruth by Ginger T. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 10:34pm Yesterday, in a segment on autism and vaccines on the Today Show, Dr. David Tayloe, President Elect of the American Academy of Pediatrics, was asked the following question: "Do you believe that all vaccines should be used on every child?" His complete response: "Yes. I think any of th ... Read on »
Thalidomide Approved for Myeloma Treatment by Teresa K. Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 8:35pm Big news in the myeloma world on Friday! Thalidomide was approved by the FDA for treatment of multiple myeloma. Thalidomide is an old drug with a dark past. Thalidomide was introduced in 1956 by Chemie Grunenthal, a West German pharmaceutical company. In Europe in the early 1960s, thalidomide was prescribed for insomnia for adults and to pregna ... Read on »
Symptoms Of Crohn's Disease by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm The symptoms of Crohn's Disease may not appear, at first, to have any relation with the disorder, especially since a number of the body's systems may be involved. Some of the symptoms of Crohn's disease include canker sores, ulcers, and skin lesions. Other symptoms of Crohn’s disease are eye disorders and hindered growth, as well as muscula ... Read on »
Crohn's disease by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm What Is Crohn's Disease? Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. It primarily causes ulcerations of the small and large intestines, but can affect the digestive system anywhere from the mouth to the anus. It is named after the physician who described the disease in 1932. It also is called granulomatous enter ... Read on »
The List of Celiac Problems is LONG… by Eileen Simpson Patient Expert Posted Sun 11 Oct 2009 8:14pm It speaks for itself…this is why we confuse Doctors Here is the list of over 300 Signs, Symptoms, Associated Disorders and Complications directly or indirectly resulting from celiac disease. We were the first to present this information in our comprehensive book, “Recognizing Celiac Disease.” This list is now being ... Read on »
Is Your Disease on the RARE List™ – If So, More Bad News! by Chris H. Posted Mon 06 Feb 2012 3:01pm I wonder if people truly understand what it means if their rare disease or disorder is on the RARE List™? Last week, the R.A.R.E. Project and  Global Genes Project , leading patient advocacy organizations representing the rare disease community, issued the RARE List™ , a stunning 65 page ... Read on »
When This Doctor Became A Patient by Kim Foster MD Posted Thu 10 May 2012 11:01am It was exactly a year ago when everything changed for me. On May 10, 2011 I logged on to check my bloodwork results. I scrolled down, and stared at the screen. And the floor dropped out from under me. I had a positive result. Which, in the medical world, is a very big negative. I had a positive ANA. Which is a screening test for lupus. ... Read on »
List of Autoimmune Diseases by Lauren Posted Wed 10 Mar 2010 7:00am “…one in twelve Americans -and one in nine women -will develop an autoimmune disorder.” - from The Autoimmune Epidemic by Donna Jackson Nakazawa There are over 100 Autoimmune Diseases and counting.  We also consider Autoimmune-related illnesses when we look at a list like this -meaning diseases that usually overlap or occur along with a ... Read on »
Ulcerative Colitis Glossary by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:38pm Abscess: A pocket or collection of pus. Anemia: Lower than normal amounts of hemoglobin in the red cells of the blood. Arthritis: Inflammation of a joint, accompanied by pain, swelling, heat, or redness. Autoimmunity: An inflammatory reaction to one's own tissues. Barium Enema: An x-ray examination of the colon and rectum af ... Read on »