A number of Affordable Care Act provisions are helpful to people with lupus. These include banning insurance companies from denying coverage for pre-existing conditions; allowing young people up to age 26 to receive health insurance through a parent’s plan; and eliminating insurance coverage caps.
After more than a half-century of drought, many new treatments are in development for lupus. However, approval of a new treatment does not ensure that all people with lupus will be able to try it.
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It’s no secret that infections pose a greater risk for people living with lupus. In fact, infections are the second most common major cause of illness and death for people with the disease. It is important to make your health a priority, and take steps to protect yourself.
For many young people with lupus, the transition to caring for themselves as adults is challenging.
A single test that can help diagnose a complex disease like lupus by ruling out other potential diseases could help physicians reach a definitive diagnosis in a shorter period of time. The AVISE™ SLE test has been shown to do just that.
People with strong social relationships have fewer health problems, are happier, and have increased longevity, researchers found.