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News & Stories

Research News | Jul. 17, 2012

Seasonal Influences on Lupus Flares

This study examined the relationship between fluctuating levels of vitamin D during different seasons, characterized by differing amounts of light exposure, while patients experienced lupus flares.

Research News | Jul. 26, 2011

Do Current Standards for Determining Lupus Kidney Flares Need Revision?

Establishing agreement on what constitutes a flare of lupus kidney disease could help identify the true status of the kidney in people with lupus.

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2011

Lupus Triggered By More Than the Outdoors

Lupus doesn’t have one clear origin. Researchers believe it results from a complex equation of multiple factors. One part of the equation is your genetic makeup; another involves the hormones that regulate much of your body’s functions. A third is your environment.

Research News | Feb. 10, 2011

International Consensus for a Definition of Lupus Flare

The researchers hoped to create an internationally agreed-upon definition of a lupus flare that would have practical applications for clinical trial designs.

General News | Jan. 10, 2011

Lupus Foundation of America Achieves International Consensus on Definition of a Lupus Flare

LFA-FLARE Definition Will Make Significant Contribution to Lupus Clinical Research

Research News | Jan. 07, 2011

CellCept® Is Superior to Azathioprine In Treatment of Lupus Nephritis

There are a number of treatments used for lupus nephritis, but none of them are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The researchers hoped to compare the efficacy and safety of MMF and azathioprine as maintenance therapy.

Research News | Nov. 04, 2010

Low Levels of Vitamin D Are Seen With Increased Lupus Disease Activity

The researchers hoped to learn about the relationship between levels of vitamin D in the blood and lupus disease activity.

Magazine | Nov. 01, 2010

Break Free From Smoking

Many people with lupus ask, “Is there anything I can do to improve my health?” If you’re a smoker, the answer is yes: Stop smoking! More than any other lifestyle choice you can make, that will have the greatest positive impact on your lupus and overall health.


Events

May. 31, 2014 | Florida

Michael Jon Barlin Scholarship

LFA Florida is privileged to offer an annual $5,000 scholarship to support educational expenses of a Florida resident diagnosed with 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.

Jun. 04, 2014 7:00 pm—Jul. 04, 2014 8:00 pm | Teleconferences

Ask the Experts:Pediatric Lupus

Learn about what to expect in the future for a child living with lupus.

May. 01, 2014 7:00 pm | Teleconferences

Ask the Experts: Living with Lupus :An Insider’s Perspective

Educate yourself on the basics such as the criteria for diagnosing lupus, understanding laboratory results, treatment options, and other do’s and don’ts to help you live better with lupus.

Jun. 06, 2014—Jun. 08, 2014 | POTOSI MO

SUMMER JAM YOUTH RETREAT

The Heartland Chapter’s Summer Jam Youth Retreat is the only LFA-sponsored camp in the country for young women with lupus.

Mar. 27, 2014 6:00 pm | Saint Louis

THE RIGHT MOVES FOR LUPUS

The Right Moves for Lupus is an introductory gentle exercise program designed for lupus patients.

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

Jun. 19, 2013 6:30 pm | Broward Health Coral Springs - Cafe Conference Room

West Broward Support Group (Coral Springs)

LFA support groups provide a warm and caring environment where people with lupus, their family members, caregivers and loved ones can share their experiences, methods of coping and insights into living with this chronic illness.