Autoimmune Life Blog

Community and news about autoimmune diseases, allergies and more.

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January 8, 2014

New Hope: Conquering IBD

The incidence of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is growing, affecting greater numbers of people in more countries worldwide. Inflammatory bowel disease includes Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.

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January 1, 2014

The Rasmuson Foundation: Supporting Alaskans and Supporting Research

Benaroya Research Institute sincerely thanks the Rasmuson Foundation of Anchorage, Alaska, for providing a $1 million grant to bring education and access to clinical trials to Alaskans suffering from autoimmune diseases, cancer and many other conditions.

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December 15, 2013

Biorepositories Accelerate Discovery

One of the nation’s greatest research treasures was developed at Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) and is being enhanced every day. The treasure is more than 100,000 blood and tissue samples contained within huge freezers.

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November 1, 2013

New Arthritis Drugs Provide More Options

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes joint pain and inflammation. It can lead to substantial loss of mobility and decreased quality of life for the 1.3 million Americans suffering from the condition.

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Annie Shultz
October 1, 2013

Free of Managing Type 1 Diabetes For a Day

Annie Shultz is determined that history won’t repeat itself. Her father, Richard Shultz, was diagnosed at age 19 with type 1 diabetes. Annie watched her father struggle with complications her entire life.

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September 8, 2013

A Champion of Research: Gaylia Meitzen

Gaylia Meitzen lived her life with joy and courage. Though she was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at age 16, she enthusiastically took up fishing, boating, golfing and traveling, and she even climbed Mount Rainier.

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