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March is National Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month! The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) estimates that 50 million Americans are living with an autoimmune disease; the 100+ identified autoimmune conditions are collectively responsible for over $100 billion annually in direct healthcare costs. Graves' disease and Hashimoto's thyroiditis -- both of which affect the thyroid gland -- are two of the most common autoimmune diseases. For more information on autoimmunity, please visit our YouTube channel for a presentation from Dr. Noel Rose, Director of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Autoimmune Disease Research Center.