November is National Family Caregivers Month. Mary Jane Goodman-Giddens, caregiver to two children with lupus, offers her personal advice for new caregivers and talks about the importance of taking care of yourself.
The second annual open enrollment period for Marketplace plans runs from November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015; however, in order for coverage to begin January 1, 2015, enrollees must choose a plan by December 15, 2014. As the Health Insurance Marketplace is about to turn a year old, it is important to look back at the first year and learn how Marketplace plans are meeting the needs of people with lupus.
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.
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.
Read Aiden's story about her life with lupus and how she couldn't have gone through this experience without the help from her mom.
Sharon Mack, Health Educator for the Lupus Foundation of America, discusses her journey as a caregiver and introduces the Foundation's newest caregiving content.