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General News | May. 17, 2016

Lupus Foundation of America Applauds Congressional Action to Expand Lupus Research

Defense Appropriations bill includes $5-million for lupus research program, the culmination of more than a decade of Foundation-led efforts.

Blog | May. 17, 2016

Here Comes the Sun (and Your Photosensitivity)

The sight of spring sunshine after months of dull winter skies gives many people a single-minded urge to lather on the tanning lotion and bask in the backyard for hours. But when you’re living with lupus, soaking up the sun can mean setting yourself up for a flare.

Research News | May. 16, 2016

Reducing Steroids Associated with Lower Healthcare Costs in Lupus Treatment

A new study published in Arthritis Care & Research is the first large-scale study to document a relationship between the duration of steroid use and the cost and use of health care resources among adults with lupus.

Research News | May. 16, 2016

New Study: Predicting Risk of Miscarriage During First Trimester

A new study suggests that testing positive for lupus anticoagulant antibodies in the first trimester of pregnancy is the strongest predictor of pregnancy loss in women with lupus.