Oct. 29, 2013

Close Communications with Rheumatologist Important During Pregnancy for Women with Lupus

The outlook for positive pregnancy outcomes for women with lupus remains bright, but data obtained from a large insurance claims database highlights the need for specific education and counseling to pregnant women with lupus as well as close collaboration between the rheumatologist and the obstetrician throughout the pregnancy.

Oct. 28, 2013

Children Born to Mothers with Lupus Might be at Increased Risk of Autism

Although the overall risk is small, children born to mothers with lupus may have a higher risk of autism spectrum disorders than children born to mothers without the disease, according to the results of a study presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego.

Oct. 25, 2013

BMJ and LFA Join Forces to Publish First Open Access Journal Dedicated to Lupus

International knowledge healthcare provider BMJ and the Lupus Foundation of America have announced that they have joined forces to publish the first open access journal dedicated to lupus. Lupus Science & Medicine will offer timely global access to the latest scientific advances in lupus.

Oct. 24, 2013

Black Women Develop Lupus at Younger Age with More Life-Threatening Complications

There are substantial racial disparities in the burden of lupus, according to initial data from the largest and most far-reaching epidemiology study ever conducted on the disease lupus. New data from two registries, part of the National Lupus Patient Registry (NLPR), also reveal that black females disproportionately are burdened by lupus, a devastating and complicated autoimmune disease.

Oct. 18, 2013

US Department of Defense Provides Another $1.8 Million to Support Research on Lupus

The U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) Medical Research Program announces two new lupus research grant awards, bringing the total DoD funds to date for support of lupus research to $14 million.

Oct. 17, 2013

New Review Summarizes the Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke Among People with Lupus

A new study summarizes the best available evidence regarding the risk of heart disease and stroke among people with lupus.

Oct. 10, 2013

LFA-DMV Seeks Auction Items for 5th Annual Purple Passion Gala to End Lupus

Join us for our 5th Annual Purple Passion Gala to End Lupus on Saturday, December 7, 2013 from 11:30 to 2:30 at the Park Hyatt Washington DC. This elegant event benefits our award-winning Patient Navigation Program which provides support, education and in many cases nothing short of a lifeline for the 80,000 people affected by lupus in our region. Did you notice the name change? That’s not all that’s different this year!

Sep. 30, 2013

New Health Insurance Marketplace

The Health Insurance Marketplace offers coverage to many Americans who currently do not have health insurance.