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Rheumatic Diseases and Arthritis

Rheumatic Diseases and Arthritis

There are more than 100 rheumatic diseases. These diseases may cause pain, stiffness, and swelling in joints and other supporting structures of the body such as muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. Some rheumatic diseases can also affect other parts of the body, including various internal organs....

Review: Romance And Illness In "Love Simple"

Review: Romance And Illness In "Love Simple"

Chronic illness isn't portrayed often in movies, or at all really. I suspect there are a couple of reasons for this. Whenever a book or film portrays real challenges like chronic illness,...

Autoimmune Disease:  What Are They And Do I Have One?

Autoimmune Disease: What Are They And Do I Have One?

In a person with an autoimmune disease, the immune response is "disordered" and cannot tell the difference between foreign cells and body cells. The it produces immunological cells that attack its own cells instead of invaders. These defective antibodies attack the body's cells to such an extent that damage occurs to the body's tissues....