Bonding through lupus diagnosis and shared challenges, experiences
Most teenagers today lead incredibly busy lives—their days packed with schoolwork, extracurricular activities, jobs, sports, family, and friends. But adding a chronic illness like lupus can threaten that balance. Three teens tell their story.
Nick Cannon is a successful entertainer, DJ, entrepreneur, husband, and father. He has always welcomed whatever challenges have come his way. But he wasn’t prepared for the biggest challenge he’d face.
Being the health care advocate for a child with lupus is a full-time job, and follow-up and preventive care, especially for the eyes and heart, are critically important. Start care early for long-term benefits.
Ultraviolet radiation exposure can cause special concerns in people with lupus. Experts, along with people with lupus, share tips on protecting the skin from outdoor and indoor UV radiation.
We each have the right to express ourselves. But when communication causes confusion, misunderstanding, and frustration, it’s not communication. In this article, psychologists Paul J. Donoghue, Ph.D., and Mary E. Siegel, Ph.D., examine how we speak, how we listen, and how we can be more effective at both.
People with lupus can be left with disfiguring scars and pigmentary changes that can significantly impair their self-esteem and quality of life. Dr. Andrew G. Franks speaks about dermatologic procedures that can repair damage caused by lupus.
Five men share their stories about living with lupus, and finding support in groups specifically for men.