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Vol. 3 / Issue 9 / Oct. 2020

An Online Publication of the Arthritis National Research Foundation



10 Early Signs of Lupus

Lupus erythematosus is collection of autoimmune diseases in which the body mistakenly identifies its own cells as foreign and launches an immune response. Lupus results in a multitude of symptoms that often differ from patient to patient ranging from mild to severe. This article looks at 10 early signs of lupus. 

Morning Routine Hacks for Autoimmune Patients

For many autoimmune patients, mornings are the most difficult part of the day with pain and stiffness being more severe. This can make it difficult to face a daily routine. These morning routine hacks can be helpful when you’re low on energy or struggling with mobility.

Food For Thought: October Anti-inflammatory Recipes

You’ve heard the saying you are what you eat. This is particularly true for those with autoimmune conditions. Your diet can impact levels of inflammation so read on, try our delicious anti-inflammatory recipes, and help support the treatment of your condition through the food you eat.


Dr. Khass – An Update on Traveling Lighter with Arthritis

Dr. Mohamed Khass has made huge strides in the last 12 months as an ANRF scholar. Read details of his findings that could form the basis for the identification and introduction of new diagnostic and therapeutic targets for rheumatic diseases using immune system products.

Dr. Waterfield – On Second Thought

In his second year as an ANRF scholar, Dr. Michael Waterfield is working to build on his foundational research and find new treatments to mitigate inflammation in JA patients.


2020 Nobel Prize for Physiology and Medicine

Blood-borne hepatitis is a serious global health problem. This year’s winners of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine all contributed to the identification of a third type of Hepatitis – hepatitis C.


Should treatment of autoimmune conditions by immune suppression be halted before a surgical procedure?

Read our answer to learn the latest opinions of which medications should and shouldn’t be stopped before undergoing a non-emergency surgical procedure.


The History of Fibromyalgia – A World of Pain

The history of a disease provides an interesting clinical, pathophysiologic, and therapeutic perspective. Here we look at the evolution of the descriptions, diagnostic factors, and treatment of fibromyalgia – a condition characterized by widespread pain throughout the body and an increased pain response to pressure.






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