“In a time of destruction, create something.” -Maxine Hong Kingston
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.
AARDA is the only national nonprofit health agency dedicated to bringing a national focus to autoimmunity, the major cause of serious chronic diseases. Approximately 50 million Americans, 20 percent of the population or one in five people, suffer from autoimmune diseases. Women are more likely than men to be affected; some estimates say that 75 percent of those affected–some 30 million people–are women. Still, with these statistics, autoimmunity is rarely discussed as a women’s health issue.
NINE DAYS LEFT!
By all means if you’re in any form of pain, do NOT go to this hospital’s ER or the hospital itself. If they cannot properly treat you and are choosing to see everyone as addicts, then they don’t need your money or money from your insurance provider. If I hurt myself or need to be treated in any state, let it NOT be anywhere near this dump! Pain patients aren’t addicts!
I’ve never been given 100 Percocet in one shot for ANYTHING, and that includes broken bones. I don’t feel I deserve to be labeled due to negligence or genuine addictions that escalate.
Photo courtesy of Kandee Johnson
“Correction does much, but encouragement does more.” -Johann Wolfgang von Goethe