Although actor Ian Harding is best known for his role as Ezra Fitz on the ABC Family’s hit television show, Pretty Little Liars, he is also an ardent advocate for the Lupus Foundation of America. He has been working with the Foundation for the past three years to raise funds and awareness of lupus in honor of his mother, Mary, who was diagnosed more than 20 years ago.
Nick Cannon and Whoopi Goldberg speak about lupus on The View on Thursday, October 9.
When talking about lupus, medical professionals, researchers and lupus advocates sometimes use jargon that others may not fully understand. Here is a list of common words and phrases that we hope will help all people affected by lupus.
Last year, while living in Puerto Rico, 14-year-old Amarissa Mauricio and her family had their lives turned upside down when she began to experience an onslaught of symptoms including fevers, skin rash, infection and joint pain so extreme she was unable to walk.
Jewel, a young woman who enjoys living an adventurous and active lifestyle, shares her story on how she has been able to continue her active life despite lupus.
As summer draws to a close and the cooler months creep in, flu season is right around the corner. It is important to take preventative measures to protect yourself against the flu. Those with lupus are at increased risk for infections (including the flu); so, for most people, getting a flu shot should be a top priority.
Increasing funding for lupus research is a top priority for the Lupus Foundation of America. We urge Congress to robustly fund the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the largest source of biomedical research (and lupus) funding in the country.
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