Lupus Now

Magazine | Oct. 01, 2013

Teen Talk

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.

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2013

UV Exposure: What You Need to Know

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.

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2013

Your Right To Hurt and Be Heard

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.

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2013

Guy Talk - Men with lupus find, and give, support

Five men share their stories about living with lupus, and finding support in groups specifically for men.

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2013

Hobbies for Happiness - 5 fun activities to boost your mood and spirit

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.

Magazine | Mar. 01, 2013

Rx for Health: Add a Pet!

Research shows that owning a pet can be good for your health.

Magazine | Mar. 01, 2013

Insuring 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.

Magazine | Nov. 01, 2012

Investigating Infections - Lupus Makes It Tough to Ward Off Illness

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.