Archive for September 19, 2013

Vasculitis Awareness in Mongolia

By Jane Thomas, R.N. Chapter Leader Atlanta Vasculitis Support Group My husband, Joe, was diagnosed with Wegener’s in 1996 and we have been members of the VF since that time. more »


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Pneumonia Can Be Prevented – Vaccines Can Help – Consult Your Health Care Provider

What is Pneumonia? Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs that can cause mild to severe illness in people of all ages. Signs of pneumonia can include coughing, fever, fatigue, more »


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Seasonal Influenza: Consult Your Health Care Provider

What is influenza (also called flu)? The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe more »


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Therapy for Severe Vasculitis Shows Long-term Effectiveness

NIH-funded study finds that rituximab is as effective as standard therapy, requires shorter treatment duration Administering the drug rituximab once weekly for one month provides the same benefits as 18 more »


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Maureen’s Story

Maureen has Takayasu’s arteritis.  A few years ago, Maureen began to experience a cluster of symptoms.  She also experienced one of the great challenges for vasculitis patients—getting a diagnosis. A pulmonologist more »


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