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Alopecia Areata: The shame and embarrassment of this disease devastates the lives of too many women and girls when treatments do not work. Since 2007 Bald Girls Do Lunch has connected with over 3,000 to restore self-confidence and conquer isolation. With requests for meet-ups in every state and beyond the USA, Bald Girls is answering the plea for women to find others for community and support. From intimate groups to style workshops to restoring her looks, BGDL puts women on the track to normalcy and living well with this disease. Learn more...





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The Importance of Talking About Alopecia Areata

October 30th, 2014 by Chassin

 

As we approach the holiday season when folks are gathering ’round, we want to help this be a better year for women with alopecia areata.

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Research News You Can Use from BGDL

October 23rd, 2014 by Chassin

 

 

We’ve recently focused on the latest medicines and research in the alopecia areata field. Interested in the latest science and findings?

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Physician Takeaways from Alopecia Drug Treatment Case Study

October 16th, 2014 by Chassin

 

 

This is our second in a 2-part series about a relatively new class of immuno-suppressant drugs called Janus kinase inhibitors, which sure have received a lot of media attention lately.

 

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Physician Takeaways from Alopecia Drug Treatment Case Study

 

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Physicians Note That Alopecia Drug Treatments Require Further Testing

October 9th, 2014 by Chassin

 

 

When headlines hit the media with word combinations like alopecia, research, clinical trials and drugs, we want to help you understand them and keep them in perspective.

 

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Physicians Note That Alopecia Drug Treatments Require Further Testing

 

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How to Effectively Cope with your Child’s Alopecia: Candace’s Story

October 2nd, 2014 by Chassin

 

 

Click through to read Candace’s story, learn from the coping strategies that were most helpful for her, and hear her personal opinions on the media and hair-growth news.

 

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How to Effectively Cope with your Child’s Alopecia: Candace’s Story

 

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What to Know About Clinical Trials and Alopecia

September 25th, 2014 by Chassin

 

 

We have noticed there has been a recent uptick in the number of mentions of alopecia areata and clinical trials in the news. After some research we are writing this week to share some basic information about clinical trials and important things to keep in mind if you are thinking of participating in one. We even had a chance to catch up with Sydney from our previous post to hear her weigh in with her reaction to current news of clinical trials related to alopecia areata.

 

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What to Know About Clinical Trials and Alopecia

 

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Self-Confidence Restored after Alopecia: Sydney’s Story

September 18th, 2014 by Chassin

 

 

Recently I had the pleasure of speaking with Sydney Olson, a 21 year old college student who has had alopecia areata for over 10 years. Sydney is currently a biology major and chemistry minor at Concordia University in Nebraska.  She was kind enough to share her story and many tips from her experiences with the condition. Those tips include opening up about AA to your family and friends, understanding how those around you cope, and how to be confident as a young woman with severe hair loss.

 

 

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Self-Confidence Restored after Alopecia: Sydney’s Story

 

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Introducing our New Ambassador, Jenna Baker

September 12th, 2014 by Chassin

 

 

We here at Bald Girls Do Lunch would like to do our part to spread awareness about Alopecia Areata by sharing with you the story of our newest Ambassador, Jenna Baker.  Read Jenna’s inspiring story about her experience with Alopecia and how you can help Jenna reach her goal of raising $3,000 to fund Bald Girls Do Lunch.

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Introducing our New Ambassador, Jenna Baker

 

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Rebekah’s Story: A Young Girl’s Self Portrait of Alopecia

September 4th, 2014 by Chassin

 

 

Today’s blog is the second part of a two-part series about Rebekah. In this post, Rebekah discusses the origins of the self-portrait from last week and really wows me with advice I think all women with alopecia can learn from no matter your age. In the prior post, we talked with Rebekah’s mother Jenean, and hear about what it’s like for a mother to find out her little girl may be bald for her whole life.

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Rebekah’s Story: A Young Girl’s Self Portrait of Alopecia

 

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