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News & Stories

Blog | Feb. 18, 2014

Finding the Energy to Play

Cindy Coney, a nationally recognized speaker and former national board chair of the Lupus Foundation of America, draws from her own personal experience about how to find energy to play while living with lupus.

Podcasts | Nov. 01, 2012

Coping and Living with Lupus Fatigue

Dr. Afton Hassett provides an overview of lupus fatigue and ways to minimize its impact to better cope and live with lupus.

Research News | Aug. 30, 2012

New Study by LFA Grantee Reports on Potential Fatigue Biomarker in Lupus

A study published in a recent issue of the journal Lupus characterizes a new potential biomarker of fatigue in people with lupus.

Research News | Aug. 15, 2012

Lupus-Related Changes in Energy Metabolism

People with lupus may experience chronic fatigue, the exact causes of which are yet to be fully understood. There are a number of different energy-producing metabolic processes that may be affected in people with lupus.

Research News | Sep. 29, 2011

Video Game Can Reduce Fatigue in African-American Women With Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn the effects of an exercise program, Wii Fit, on fatigue, emotional state, sleep, and pain in African-American women with lupus.

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2010

Sleep Easy - Why Sleep Is Critical When You Have Lupus

Until the 1950s, most people thought of sleep as a passive, dormant part of daily life. We now know sleep affects our daily functioning and our physical and mental health in many ways we are just beginning to understand.


Events

Nov. 13, 2014 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Ask The Experts: Lupus and Stress

Learn how to reduce and cope with stress.

Oct. 18, 2014 10:00 am | Teleconference

Ask The Experts: Lupus and Disability

What you need to know to help with issues surrounding disability.

Sep. 18, 2014 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Ask The Experts: Nutrition and Rheumatic Diseases

Good nutrition is key to an overall treatment of lupus.

Apr. 17, 2014 5:00 pm

SLESH Course

Join us for the SLE Self Help Course - a five week program designed to teach people with lupus how to take a more active part in their health care and live better despite lupus.

Dec. 06, 2014 10:00 am | Broward College (North Campus)

Redefining Lupus : Putting the Pieces Together (South Florida- Broward)

Join us for the only lupus educational seminar series in Florida. This comprehensive event will cover a variety of topics and the latest lupus advancements.

Oct. 25, 2014 10:00 am | Palm Beach Atlantic University

Redefining Lupus : Putting the Pieces Together (South Florida- Palm Beach)

Join us for the only lupus educational seminar series in Florida. This comprehensive event will cover a variety of topics and the latest lupus advancements.

Sep. 06, 2014 10:00 am | Florida State College (Kent Campus)

Redefining Lupus: Putting the Pieces Together (Northern Florida)

Join us for the only lupus educational seminar series in Florida. This comprehensive event will cover a variety of topics and the latest lupus advancements.

Sep. 27, 2014 10:00 am | St. Louis, MO

Lupus Education Conference - Saint Louis

Register Today for the Annual Lupus Education Conference in St. Louis

Mar. 22, 2014 1:00 pm

Augusta Lupus Empowerment Symposium

Our Annual Lupus Symposium in Augusta has moved to March 22, 2014!

Aug. 21, 2013 6:00 pm | Broadlawns Medical Center

Support Group

Sep. 27, 2014 9:00 am | Jordan Creek Town Center lake area, West Des Moines, IA

Walk to End Lupus Now

Join us for Walk to End Lupus Now and show your support to fighting this cruel disease!