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The next Great American Smokeout is November 17. Use this date as a reminder to develop a plan to quit.
Obesity is a complex disease that can make it more difficult to cope with lupus. Discuss weight management strategies with your doctor, including healthy eating and exercise.
Under Investigation: Preventive care on the horizon
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.
Jennifer Mall, M.P.H. discusses her research project as part of her Gina Finzi Fellowship experience during the summer of 2014.
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.
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.
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!
This valuable tool will help doctors prevent atherosclerosis, a life-threatening complication of lupus.
A new study summarizes the best available evidence regarding the risk of heart disease and stroke among people with lupus.
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.
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.
The researchers hoped to learn about the relationship among hsCRP, lupus disease activity, and the risk of cardiovascular disease in individuals 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.
The researchers hoped to learn about the relationship between type I interferon and premature heart disease risk among people with lupus.
Dr. Diane Kamen of the Medical University of South Carolina provides an overview of how lupus can affect the body's organs.
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.
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
The researchers hoped to learn about the safety and efficacy of atorvastatin (Lipitor®) in reducing cholesterol in children with lupus.
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.
The researchers hoped to learn about lupus-related factors, especially heart disease, that may contribute to the development of depression in people with 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.
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.
The researchers hoped to learn whether antibodies to cholesterol regulators are associated with disease activity or heart disease 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.
The researchers hoped to identify specific characteristics of lupus patients who develop CHD that differ from those who do not.
The researchers hoped to learn what characteristics of lupus patients might help to predict heart disease.
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.
An overview on how clinical trials work, why it is beneficial to participate, and the latest trials focused on treatments for lupus.
This teleconference will address how to work with your employer to prioritize your health issues and determine the types of accommodations you may need.
The presentation will cover an overview of Social Security Disability, from how individuals become eligible for benefits to how to complete the filing process.
Learn how to manage those different medications and communicate with your pharmacist.
One positive lifestyle change you can make to reduce your risk is to eat smart for a healthy heart. Join us and learn more about eating wisely!
Learn strategies to cope with lupus, connect with others living with lupus, and attend our walk kick off. (seperate registration required)
Please join us Orlando for your Walk to End Lupus Now Kick-Off Party! Come get to know us and connect with others who have been impacted by lupus.
Join us at Marlins Park as we walk to end lupus now at Florida's largest lupus walk!
Join us for our 2017 Palm Beach Walk to End Lupus Now at the Palm Beach Zoo!
Join us in Orlando to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support
Join us in Jacksonville to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from its brutal impact.
We invite you to join us at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza in Coral Gables for our Pizza with a Purpose Fundraiser! Bring along your friends and family to celebrate the upcoming Walk to End Lupus Now in Miami- Florida's largest lupus walk!
La Fundacion Americana de Lupus, Capitulo de Florida les invita a participar en la caminata mas grande de lupus de la Florida para recaudar fondos y levantar el conocimiento sobre lupus.
We invite you to join us at Chipotle for a night out for lupus! Bring along your friends and family to celebrate the upcoming Walk to End Lupus Now in Miami – Florida’s largest lupus walk!
This educational teleconference will address complications, medical evaluation and treatment as it relates to kidney involvement in lupus.
Please join us for our Living Well with Lupus Seminar in Orlando.
Thank you Palm Beach for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until July 5 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.
Thank you Orlando for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until June 21 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.
Thank you Jacksonville for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until April 13 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.
Are you interested in starting a group in your area or becoming a co-facilitator of an exisiting group? If, so we invite you to attend our next facilitator training.
Thank you for Melbourne for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until December 14 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.
Thank you for Miami for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until November 30 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.
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.
Please join us whether you are a patient, caregiver, or anyone who wants to learn more about lupus.
Lupus: Ask the Experts is a series of live educational teleconferences and pre-recorded webcasts on a variety of topics designed to provide you with important information about living with lupus. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from some of the world's leading lupus experts from the comfort and privacy of your home.
Patients, caregivers, and the medical community are invited to join us for a day devoted to those affected by lupus. The Annual NC Lupus Summit is the largest educational conference on lupus in the state and provides a variety of discussions led by physicians and other experts dedicated to solving the cruel mystery of lupus.While lupus can be a moving target, this year's summit will help you aim your focus on targeting your health.
Join us for this two part workshop to learn about immunizations and vaccines in lupus and pulmonary manifestations of lupus.
This seminar will provide information on 2 different topics: Lupus and the Heart and Lupus and Exercise.