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.
There are many things that can be done prior to elective surgery, to increase the possibility of a safe outcome.
Dawn E. Isherwood, Lupus Foundation of America Health Educator, shares best practices and encouragement to quit smoking.