Autoimmune conditions

Autoimmune conditions

Lupus Canada

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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
Français
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Health promotion
Research
Community education/development
Policy development
Support group/peer support

National voluntary organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with lupus through advocacy, education, public awareness, support and research. Website notes that women are three times more likely than men to suffer from lupus.

Primary Telephone: 
905-513-0004
Email Address: 
info@lupuscanada.org
Fax Number: 
905-513-9516
Tollfree Phone Number: 
1-800-661-1468
Street Address: 
3555 14th Avenue, Unit #3
City: 
Markham
Province: 
Ontario
Postal/ZIP Code: 
L3R 0H5
Country: 
Canada

Lupus

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
womenshealth.gov (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women's Health)
Publication Date: 
2009

Provides easy-to-understand information about lupus in women, including the ethnic differences in its incidence: African American women are three times more likely to get lupus than white women and tend to develop lupus at a younger age and have more severe symptoms than white women. Notes that lupus is also more common in Hispanic/Latina, Asian, and Native American women.  

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Available online.

Autoimmunity: a major women’s health issue

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English
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Online
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American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.

Describes the disproportionate incidence of various autoimmune diseases in women, and argues why this group of diseases should be treated as a women’s health issue.

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Available online.
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Includes bibliographical references.

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association, Inc.

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All women
Organization Type: 
NGO - Non Government Organization
Service Language: 
English
Services Provided: 
Health promotion
Information provision and referral
Research
Community education/development
Advocacy

The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association is dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases and the alleviation of suffering and the socioeconomic impact of autoimmunity through fostering and facilitating collaboration in the areas of education, public awareness, research, and patient services in an effective, ethical and efficient manner.

Primary Telephone: 
586.776.3900
Website/URL: 
Email Address: 
http://www.aarda.org/formemail/dd-formmailer.php
Fax Number: 
586.776.3903
Tollfree Phone Number: 
800.598.4668
Street Address: 
22100 Gratiot Ave.
City: 
East Detroit,
Province: 
Michigan
Postal/ZIP Code: 
48021
Country: 
USA

Autoimmune diseases: overview

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English
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Online
Publisher: 
womenshealth.gov (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)

Provides a clear-language introduction, using Frequently Asked Question format, to autoimmune diseases in women, their symptoms, treatment and management.

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Available online.

Thriving with your autoimmune disorder: a woman's mind-body guide

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Simone Ravicz
Publisher: 
New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
Publication Date: 
2000
Publication Place: 
Oakland, CA

Provides information and advice to women living with an automimmune disorder, such as chronic fatigue dysfunction, fibromyalgia, Graves disease, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren's syndrome, lupus and type 1 diabetes.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
ISBN 1572241896
WOMH.R38 2000
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Includes bibliographical references.

Women and autoimmune diseases

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
DeLisa Fairweather
Noel R. Rose
Publisher: 
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Publication Date: 
2004
Publication Place: 
Atlanta, GA

Explains that 78% of all autoimmune sufferers are women. Examines evidence that links autoimmune diseases with preceeding infections.

ISBN/ISSN: 
ISSN 10806040 (print)
ISSN 10806059 (online)
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Includes bibliographical references.

Autoimmune disorders in women

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English
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Society for Women's Health Research
National Women's Health Resource Center
Publisher: 
Society for Women's Health Research and National Women's Health Resource Center
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Explores the role of sex differences in immunology and autoimmunity. Explains some of the science behind autoimmune diseases and conditions.

Sex differences in immunology and autoimmunity

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Society for Women's Health Research
Publisher: 
Society for Women's Health Research
Publication Date: 
2002
Publication Place: 
Washington, D.C.

Provides an overview of sex differences in immunology and autoimmunity including the influence of estrogen on lupus and sex differences in immunization responses.

Literature review: behavioural guidelines for adjusting to medical conditions

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English
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Paper
Online
Author: 
University Health Network Program in Medical Psychiatry & Women's Health Program
Publisher: 
Ontario Women's Health Council
Publication Date: 
2001
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Presents an overview of issues relevant to quality of life in chronic medical conditions. Reviews approaches to foster successful adaptation to chronic medical conditions.

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ISBN/ISSN: 
HEAD.L58 2001
Notes: 
Includes bibliographical references.
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