Disease and the Public Eye

Disease and the Public Eye

June 2013:  I’m in line at the supermarket holding three items close to my chest. But I might as well be juggling my Kleenex box, toothpaste tube and an orange. Because — as you’d surely notice if you were behind me in line — I‘m bent forward at a sharp…...

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The Chronically Collegiate: Making College Accessible to Chronically Ill Students

January 2013 By Nikki Crouse Managing chronic illness for anyone can be a struggle. As a college student, there are a few more challenges associated with chronic illness; the biggest one is fitting into a world of academia developed for everyone else but someone capable of an education who just…...

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Shaking Out Clues to Autoimmune Disease

Researchers gained new insight into how an immune cell involved in several autoimmune disorders is regulated. Among their findings was a potential link with salt consumption. Autoimmune diseases arise when the immune system, which normally protects the body from invading microbes, mistakenly attacks the body’s own tissues. These diseases include type 1 diabetes,…...

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Cogan’s Syndrome

March 2013 Cogan’s syndrome (CS) is the combination of hearing loss, vertigo, and inflammation in the eyes of uncertain cause, which can be associated with a large-, more often than medium-, size vessel vasculitis in 10-15% of patients. It is not clear that Cogan’s syndrome is a primary vasculitis. Large…...

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Update: The new, 2012 Revised International Chapel Hill Consensus Conference Nomenclature of Vasculitides

January 2013 By Eric L. Matteson, MD, MPH, Mayo Clinic The new nomenclature for the various forms of systemic vasculitis has just been released. This system of naming vasculitis is an update of the vasculitis nomenclature, first published in 1994 as a result of work of the first International Chapel…...

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