Lupus Now

Magazine | Nov. 01, 2011

Education forum: Circulate Yourself

As temperatures begin to fall, people with lupus may experience color changes, numbness, tingling, and pain in fingers and toes. These are symptoms of secondary Raynaud’s phenomenon.

Magazine | Nov. 01, 2011

The Big Move

Preplanning Can Ensure a Smoother Transition to Your New Home

Magazine | Nov. 01, 2011

School Rules

How 504 Plans and IEPs Can Help Children With Lupus Succeed in School

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2011

Mouth Maintenance - Fight Tooth Decay and Gum Disease with Proper Dental Upkeep

Systemic diseases such as lupus may include some sort of oral involvement. And, good regular dental care with a trusted dentist can help discover and alleviate any problems that might arise.

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2011

Lupus Triggered By More Than the Outdoors

Lupus doesn’t have one clear origin. Researchers believe it results from a complex equation of multiple factors. One part of the equation is your genetic makeup; another involves the hormones that regulate much of your body’s functions. A third is your environment.

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2011

You and Your Doctor: Why Do Medications Seem to Stop Working?

Don’t make your lupus worse by ignoring your doctor’s instructions—take your medications as prescribed. And if there is some reason you aren’t taking them, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Help them to help you!

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2011

Berry Goodness

What do blueberries, strawberries, and acai berries have in common? The natural compounds called polyphenolics found in these red and blue fruits—and possibly in walnuts—activate the brain’s natural “housekeeper” mechanism, which cleans up and recycles toxic proteins linked to age-related memory loss and other mental decline. In other words, yummy berries may boost your memory as you grow older.

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2011

Path to Progress

The approval of Benlysta—the first lupus drug in more than 50 years—ushers in a new era of treatment.