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!
The Health Insurance Marketplace offers coverage to many Americans who currently do not have health insurance.
Actress and entertainer Tichina Arnold appears on Los Angeles KCAL TV to promote her involvement with the Los Angeles Walk to End Lupus Now event.
Lupus.org provides authoritative information on lupus to visitors quickly and easily
Photosensitivity or abnormal light sensitivity is very complex and is a major symptom of lupus. The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) loosely defines photosensitivity as "a skin rash as a result of unusual reaction to sunlight." Two-thirds of people with lupus have increased sensitivity to ultraviolet rays, either from sunlight or from artificial inside light, such as fluorescent light -- or both.
New study reinforces need for Patients’ Access to Treatments Act (H.R. 460) to reduce excessive financial burden placed on people with chronic diseases
Cell based therapies are a growing interest in all areas of medicine as they are viewed as long term solutions rather than temporary fixes. A recent journal article highlights progress made in better understanding the potential for two basic types of adult stem cells.
Lupus nephritis, which can damage and scar the kidneys, is one of the most common and serious complications of lupus. This new study suggests that with the right induction regimen, it may be possible to avoid maintenance (long-term) treatment with oral steroids.