Lupus

Lupus is an unpredictable and misunderstood autoimmune disease that can affect the body’s joints and any organ, including the skin, kidneys, brain, heart and lungs. The disease causes the immune system to see the body’s healthy cells as foreign invaders and attacks them. 

Arthritis

Arthritis includes more than 100 diseases and conditions that affect joints, the tissues that surround the joint, and other connective tissue. Each type of arthritis has a different set of unique signs and symptoms. However, nearly all types of arthritis are marked by joint pain, stiffness and swelling, along with loss of flexibility and range of motion.

Opioid Addiction in Women

Opioid addiction has increased at alarming rates for both men and women in the United States. Opioids include both illicit drugs, such as heroin and street fentanyl, and prescription medications such as oxycodone, codeine and morphine. 

Lung Cancer

Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in the United States, with one in every sixteen Americans expected to receive a diagnosis of lung cancer in their lifetime. 

Autism Disparities

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a broad range of disorders that affect a child’s communication and social behaviors. The effects of these disorders on the autism spectrum can range from mild to severe. One common autism spectrum disorder is called Asperger’s syndrome. 

Medication Abortion

Medication abortion care is a safe, FDA-approved, non-invasive option for ending an early pregnancy. It involves taking two different prescribed medications: mifepristone is taken first, and misoprostol is taken 24 to 48 hours later.