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Blog | Dec. 04, 2014

Lupus Research: Making Great Strides

Sarah Stothers, Lupus Foundation of America Health Educator, reports back about findings from American College of Rheumatology's Annual Meeting in Boston last month. Read more.

Video | Aug. 07, 2014

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Events in the Pittsburgh Lupus Cohort Over 20 Years

Jennifer Mall, M.P.H. discusses her research project as part of her Gina Finzi Fellowship experience during the summer of 2014.

Research News | May. 20, 2014

Low Vitamin D Associated With Increased Cardiovascular Risks in Children and Teens with Lupus

New research published in Lupus Science & Medicine looks at the potential association between vitamin D deficiency and heightened cardiovascular risk in children and teens with lupus.

Magazine | Apr. 01, 2014

Have a Heart

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).

Magazine | Mar. 17, 2014

Walk This Way: The best exercise might be the simplest - walking

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.

Podcasts | Feb. 27, 2014

Ask the Expert - Cardiac Issues and Lupus

This month's Ask the Experts features Jim Oates, MD, and Monica Richey, MSN, ANP-bc/GNP in a two-part presentations on cardiac issues and lupus. Listen to their presentations now!

Research News | Feb. 04, 2014

Test Panel Found Effective in Predicting Risk of Atherosclerosis in Women with Lupus

This valuable tool will help doctors prevent atherosclerosis, a life-threatening complication of lupus.

Research News | Oct. 17, 2013

New Review Summarizes the Risk of Heart Disease and Stroke Among People with Lupus

A new study summarizes the best available evidence regarding the risk of heart disease and stroke among people with lupus.

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2013

Understanding Your Child’s Eye & Heart Health

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.

Research News | Nov. 08, 2012

Steroid-Related Risk of Heart Disease in Lupus

The results of this study indicate that current use of steroids (20 mg/day or more) is perhaps the most significant risk factor for heart disease in individuals with lupus.

Research News | Nov. 08, 2012

C-Reactive Protein as a Lupus Biomarker

The researchers hoped to learn about the relationship among hsCRP, lupus disease activity, and the risk of cardiovascular disease in individuals with lupus.

Research News | Oct. 16, 2012

Metabolic Syndrome Among People with Lupus

Metabolic syndrome is marked by increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, so its incidence among people with lupus can indicate risk of cardiovascular disease in lupus patients.

Research News | Jun. 21, 2012

Interferon-Associated Risk for Premature Heart Disease Among People with Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn about the relationship between type I interferon and premature heart disease risk among people with lupus.

Podcasts | May. 21, 2012

Organ Involvement in Lupus

Dr. Diane Kamen of the Medical University of South Carolina provides an overview of how lupus can affect the body's organs.

Magazine | Mar. 01, 2012

Breathless: Understanding the connection between lupus and the lungs

It surprises many people to learn that lung issues are common among people with lupus. Although the underlying connective tissue disease is the root cause of lupus-related lung problems, the exact mechanism differs for each of the most common conditions.

Research News | Jan. 20, 2012

Optimizing Assessment of Heart Disease Risk in People with Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn about the potential effectiveness of assessing heart disease risk in people with lupus by measuring blood pressure and cholesterol levels over multiple time points

Research News | Jan. 20, 2012

First Ever Study of Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs in Children With Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn about the safety and efficacy of atorvastatin (Lipitor®) in reducing cholesterol in children with lupus.

Research News | Sep. 01, 2011

Lack of Cardiovascular Risk Assessment in a Canadian Population of Lupus Patients

People with lupus have an increased risk of heart disease and stroke due to premature hardening of the arteries. The researchers aimed to evaluate how effectively risk for heart disease was being assessed in a population of lupus patients being cared for in Alberta, Canada.

Research News | Jul. 26, 2011

Heart Disease May Precipitate Depression in Certain People with Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn about lupus-related factors, especially heart disease, that may contribute to the development of depression in people with lupus.

Video | Feb. 15, 2011

Cardiovascular Disease in Lupus

Dr. Joseph McCune of the University of Michigan discusses the role interferon and endothelial cells, which line blood vessels, as possible causes of increased risk of heart attacks and strokes associated with lupus.

Video | Feb. 14, 2011

Congenital Heart Block in Neonatal Lupus

Dr. Jill Buyon of the New York University School of Medicine, a leading authority on congenital heart block in neonatal lupus, discusses this rare complication and the next steps in the study of neonatal lupus.

Research News | Nov. 03, 2010

Lupus Antibodies Related to Persistent Disease Activity and Heart Disease

The researchers hoped to learn whether antibodies to cholesterol regulators are associated with disease activity or heart disease in people with lupus.

Research News | Aug. 17, 2010

Anti-malarial Drugs Decrease Risk of Blood Clots in People with Lupus

The researchers hoped to determine the risk of developing blood clots in people with lupus, while factoring in the year of diagnosis and disease severity.

Research News | May. 31, 2010

Risk Factors for Heart Disease in People with Lupus

The researchers hoped to identify specific characteristics of lupus patients who develop CHD that differ from those who do not.

Research News | Feb. 01, 2010

Study Finds Risk Factors for Heart Disease in People With Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn what characteristics of lupus patients might help to predict heart disease.

Research News | Jan. 20, 2010

Potential New Indicators of Lupus Being Studied in Children

The researchers wanted to find out whether the amount of leptin, adiponectin, or ghrelin in children with lupus might be different than in children without lupus.


Events

Nov. 15, 2014 10:30 am | Physicians Regional Medical Center, Palm Dining Room

Southwest Florida Lupus Support Group

Our support groups encourage and accept people as they are and provide a comfortable learning environment to help attendees develop the best coping strategies to reduce stress that often accompanies living with lupus.

Nov. 08, 2014 9:30 am | Gregg Chapel AME Church

Panhandle Lupus Support Group

Our support groups encourage and accept people as they are and provide a comfortable learning environment to help attendees develop the best coping strategies to reduce stress that often accompanies living with lupus.

Nov. 20, 2014 6:30 pm | Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Sand Dollar Room

South Palm Beach Lupus Support Group

Our support groups encourage and accept people as they are and provide a comfortable learning environment to help attendees develop the best coping strategies to reduce stress that often accompanies living with lupus.

Feb. 28, 2015 7:30 am | Mercato

Walk to End Lupus Now Southwest Florida

Join us for our third annual Southwest Florida Walk to end Lupus now in Naples. Lets rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.

Oct. 05, 2013 9:30 am

7th Annual Georgia Lupus Summit

Please join us whether you are a patient, caregiver, or anyone who wants to learn more about lupus.

Nov. 01, 2014 10:00 am | Online

Online Living with Lupus Support Group

Online support groups are moderated by trained facilitators and are offered several times a month in the chat room of our online community

Jun. 21, 2014 10:00 am | Northeast Regional Library

Wilmington Lupus Empowerment Seminar

This seminar will provide information on 2 different topics: Lupus and the Heart and Lupus and Exercise.