The goal of improving health outcomes is not new. Neither is the desire to cut health care costs. Two studies published this year in Health Affairs showed that both health care costs and patient satisfaction are affected by the “patient activation level,” defined as “the skills and confidence that equip patients to become actively engaged in their health care.”
When children have lupus, they hurt. And when a child hurts, parents hurt, too. Read on for tips on supporting your child with lupus.
Go ahead, peek under our covers and take a trip down memory lane as we celebrate our first decade of Lupus Now®.
Lupus Now magazine editor Jenny Thorn Palter and Lupus Foundation of America President & CEO Sandra C. Raymond talk about the tenth anniversary of the only national publication devoted to helping people deal with the complexities of lupus.
The Editor of Lupus Now® magazine needs your help with the Spring 2014 issue. Read on for topics and contact information.
Do you wonder about lupus and hair loss? Or if there is anything you can do with your diet that could help or harm you when you have lupus? Dr. Victoria Werth tackles some of your questions inside.
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.