Regular exercise helps strengthen the body.
February was Heart Disease Awareness Month, so we asked cardiologist Dr. Shilpa Kshatriya to provide an overview of what you need to know about lupus and cardiovascular disease (CVD).
Sometimes, the best exercise might be the simplest: walking. Indeed, walking builds joint strength, and it helps shed pounds so that joints carry a lighter load. And it’s ideal for people at all fitness levels, especially beginners.
The Editor of Lupus Now magazine needs people to interview for the Summer 2014 issue. If you have activities your family does together - despite lupus, or use yoga to help you live better, we want to hear from you!
A plateful of produce is the ideal dish for people with lupus, because it’s packed with natural disease-fighting compounds. Dr. Laura Coleman provides tips on picking and packing in spring-fresh fruits and vegetables in your diet.
People who live with chronic diseases such as lupus often come to value health care providers who give particularly attentive and effective care. But what many don’t realize is that while you may be grateful for these medical professionals, many of them also appreciate you.
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.