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.
Ultraviolet radiation exposure can cause special concerns in people with lupus. Experts, along with people with lupus, share tips on protecting the skin from outdoor and indoor UV radiation.
We each have the right to express ourselves. But when communication causes confusion, misunderstanding, and frustration, it’s not communication. In this article, psychologists Paul J. Donoghue, Ph.D., and Mary E. Siegel, Ph.D., examine how we speak, how we listen, and how we can be more effective at both.
Five men share their stories about living with lupus, and finding support in groups specifically for men.
Summer is the season of fun and relaxation, a perfect time to pick up a new hobby. Here are five popular and inexpensive pastimes for people of all activity levels, and easy ways to get started.
Research shows that owning a pet can be good for your health.
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.
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.