Women With Alopecia Areata Support Network Blog

Alopecia Areata Research: Dr. Emma Guttman

Posted by Thea Chassin

April 4, 2016 at 6:00 AM

 

Is there a cure for alopecia areata? No, there is no cure, but researchers are doing clinical trials in search of safe and effective alopecia treatments. Dr. Emma Guttman, in New York is conducting several studies including a pilot study with Tralokinumab for moderate to severe alopecia areata.

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Topics: alopecia medical news, skin and alopecia, alopecia medical resources, alopecia medical articles, research for alopecia treatment

Alopecia Areata Clinical Trials at Mount Sinai in New York

Posted by Thea Chassin

March 4, 2016 at 8:00 AM

 
Alopecia Areata research is of great interest to people with this autoimmune skin disorder. This Bald Girls Do Lunch blog informs you with patient-friendly posts on alopecia areata news, clinical trials and popular posts like our features on  Tofacitinib and Ruxolitinib. I n 2016, we're launching a series of interviews to learn about several new clinical trials underway at  the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in conjunction with the Mount Sinai  Department of Dermatology (New York, NY).
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Topics: alopecia medical news, skin and alopecia, alopecia medical resources, alopecia medical articles, research for alopecia treatment

How to Afford the Alopecia Areata Wig - Part 3

Posted by Thea Chassin

November 5, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Smart Wig Saving with a Personal Plan of Action

In the past two posts we talked about   strategies that you can use to save up enough money to get the wig or cranial prosthesis that you want. But, these notions are only notions if you don't chart out a plan and put it into action. Follow step by step to chart the course between you and the hair that you want without credit card debt.
 
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Topics: coping with alopecia, wigs for women, alopecia wigs

How to Afford the Alopecia Areata Wig - Part 2

Posted by Thea Chassin

November 1, 2015 at 7:00 PM

How to Buy Your Wig Sooner than You Expected

Our Bald Girls Do Lunch wig finance series continues: That Wig is Closer to Being Yours Than You Ever Thought Possible. In part 1 we took a look at the match up between what we value and what we spend money on. This time we’ll see how to turn small change into big savings toward a high-end hair purchase. 
 
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How to Afford the Alopecia Areata Wig

Posted by Thea Chassin

October 27, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Wigs, Wallets and Choices. Oh My!

As a women with alopecia areata, you want and deserve great wigs. Bald Girls Do Lunch presents a 3-part series to bring alopecia wigs into your life sooner than you thought possible.
 
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Topics: coping with alopecia, wigs for women, alopecia wigs

When Your Partner Has Alopecia: Bob's Story

Posted by Thea Chassin

October 8, 2015 at 6:00 AM

The Bald Girls Do Lunch mantra for living well with alopecia areata is 'Know your options --- use them when you want and how you want." Surround yourself with positive, supportive people. This week we're sharing another wonderful story about the choices that partners make. As we learned from his wife in  Laura's story, Bob has been there for her every step of the way.
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Topics: coping with alopecia, women living with alopecia, stories of women with alopecia, talking about alopecia

A Bodybuilder with Alopecia Redefines Herself

Posted by Thea Chassin

October 5, 2015 at 6:00 AM

Alopecia Diagnosis & Journey to a New Sense of Self

Professionally, Laura Hathaway is an aesthetician. In her free time she dominates the stage as a nationally qualified NPC figure competitor. She also has Alopecia Areata (universalis), diagnosed in 2006.  In her earliest competitions she competed while sporting a wig. In 2015 Laura made the leap to working out and competing sans wig. 

My 45th birthday changed my life and opened personal doors…On that day, I went to the gym with a videographer and photographer .... to workout BALD. It was scary, but I did it. That day led me to competing bald…even though I had doubts. I felt that I could truly bring me to the stage being the real me.” 

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Topics: coping with alopecia, women living with alopecia, stories of women with alopecia, talking about alopecia, alopecia awareness

Documentary Pinkham: Finding Lifelong Passion After Alopecia

Posted by Thea Chassin

September 11, 2015 at 12:57 PM

Pinkham from Cineastas

Our post today shows the short documentary Pinkham by Cineastas. That the Portland, Oregon milliner at the heart of the film, Dayna Pinkham, is a woman with alopecia universalis is only one reason to watch. Enjoy our interview with Cineastas film director, Tristan Stoch, and the film!

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Topics: women living with alopecia, stories of women with alopecia, alopecia awareness, alopecia style tips

Managing The First Year With Alopecia Areata - Christine's Story

Posted by Thea Chassin

August 31, 2015 at 6:00 AM

When Christine found out that she had alopecia areata in June 2014, it was at a very painful time in her life. She's a 22 year-old Massachusetts student who has wowed us with her story and resolve. This week, Christine shares the strategies that got her through a difficult first year. 

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Topics: coping with alopecia, stories of women with alopecia, talking about alopecia, alopecia awareness

6 Questions for Xeljanz Trial Participant

Posted by Thea Chassin

August 21, 2015 at 1:00 PM

Xeljanz clinical trials are on the minds of many people with alopecia areata this year. Yvonne updated her personal story  with Bald Girls after she signed up for a trial with Xeljanz.

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Topics: alopecia medical news, alopecia medical resources, talking about alopecia, alopecia medical articles, research for alopecia treatment, alopecia awareness