Lupus study may unlock mystery of autoimmune diseases

I’ve been fascinated with unlocking the mysteries of lupus, a disease that causes the body’s immune system to attack its own tissues, since I started a fellowship in pediatric rheumatology more than 20 years ago. No two lupus patients are exactly alike: some might suffer from skin rashes and fatigue, others have joint stiffness and … Continue reading Lupus study may unlock mystery of autoimmune diseases




Pancreatitis: How drinking too much may affect you

Pancreatitis is inflammation of the pancreas. Your pancreas is a fleshy organ located in the center of your gut. The pancreas’s job is to make digestive chemicals to turn whatever you eat into something that can be absorbed. Your pancreas also produces insulin. Dawn Sears, MD, Gastroenterologist at Scott & White Healthcare, discusses pancreatitis and … Continue reading Pancreatitis: How drinking too much may affect you