Author(s): Rita Baron-Faust
The most up-to-date book on the subject gives women all the essential information on diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune medical conditions. The Autoimmune Connection explains the links between autoimmune diseases and offers up-to-date information on diagnosis, treatments, and risks for women with one or more autoimmune disease, such as lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, or Crohn's disease. You will learn how to sort out vague and seemingly unrelated early signs and symptoms; which diagnostic tests they may need and what the results can mean; how autoimmune diseases and treatments can affect you at different stages of life; what new treatments and therapies are on the horizon; and where to find the proper specialist and how to navigate the health-care system. New: Major breakthroughs in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, thyroid disease, diabetes, Celiac, multiple sclerosis. New: Potential environmental triggers for autoimmunity, such as cigarette smoke, crystalline silica, asbestos, mercury, lead, viruses and other microbes, pesticides, pollutants, solvents, and petroleum byproducts.
New: Current drugs on the market and recently discovered side effects and long-term complications connected to existing drug therapies. New: Healthcare law reform provisions and key changes to Medicare and Medicaid.
Rita Baron-Faust is an award-winning medical journalist and author of five books on women's health, and a regular contributor to the Rheumatology Network. She is an adjunct instructor in the department of Biology and Health Education at St. Francis College in Brooklyn, NY, and serves on the board of directors of the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association. Jill P. Buyon, M.D., is director of the Division of Rheumatology and a professor of medicine at the New York University School of Medicine. She is the founder and director of the Lupus Clinic at the Hospital for Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute in New York City. Dr. Buyon is Editor-In-Chief of the journal Lupus Science & Medicine and is a leading researcher in the field of neonatal lupus.