Editor's Pick

Below, you will find top picks of interest that have been shared over the past year. 

Media Picks
Video Pick- Unraveling the Red Ribbon

December 1 was World Aids Day - Learn more

 

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Image Pick - World Aids Day

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Peer-reviewed Articles
Urinalysis - Why Get Tested?

Urinalysis is used to screen for, help diagnose and/or monitor several diseases and conditions, such as kidney disorders or urinary tract infections (UTIs). Learn what is being tested and other common questions

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Reference Ranges and What They Mean

Some lab tests provide a simple "yes" or "no" answer. For instance, was the test positive for the bacteria that cause strep throat? Many other tests, however, are reported as numbers or values. Laboratory test results reported as numbers are not meaningful by themselves.  Read full article.

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Not to be Missed Topics
Did You Know? Biotin affects some blood tests

Excess biotin in the blood from supplements can cause some, but not all, lab test results to be either falsely increased or falsely decreased, causing healthcare practitioners to misdiagnose and mistreat their patients. Learn about common tests affected by biotin and what to ask your healthcare practitioner.

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AARDA Patient Resource Center

Over 50 million Americans live with an autoimmune disease. Use the  American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association's (AARDA) resource center for information about autoimmune diseases, support, and general information to help patients, caregivers, and family members better understand autoimmunity. Learn more.

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