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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Thousands of people across the country will walk and raise funds for lupus research, education, and awareness efforts. Watch our video to see why we walk now!
Farah Jasmine, author of the blog High Heels and Training Wheels, discusses some of the difficulties of taking part in some of the most typical parts of being a parent: back to school shopping and school activities.
Health advocates are part of a new profession to help patients remove barriers to the care they want and need. This emerging field helps patients by building skills and connecting them to resources so patients can participate and drive their health care experience and make the best decisions possible.