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.
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.
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.