This month, we asked Sharing the Journey participants for their best advice for maintaining and strengthening relationships during a lupus flare.
News & Stories
Reports that Toni Braxton was hospitalized for complications from lupus are a reminder that people with lupus experience disease flares that can be triggered by environmental factors like stress or exhaustion.
Researchers study effectiveness of the HPV vaccine in people with lupus
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.
Establishing agreement on what constitutes a flare of lupus kidney disease could help identify the true status of the kidney in people with lupus.
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.
The researchers hoped to create an internationally agreed-upon definition of a lupus flare that would have practical applications for clinical trial designs.
LFA-FLARE Definition Will Make Significant Contribution to Lupus Clinical Research
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.
The researchers hoped to learn about the relationship between levels of vitamin D in the blood and lupus disease activity.
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.
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.
We are heading back to the Palm Beach Zoo for our South Florida Spring Walk to End Lupus Now! Please join us as we rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.
NEW in 2015! The Walk to End Lupus Now is coming to Northern Florida in Jacksonville. Join us as we rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.
What you need to know to help with issues surrounding disability.
Rap with a Rheumatologist, Mary Cronin, MD
Learn how to reduce stress to help cope with lupus and improve your overall well-being.
The Heartland Chapter’s Summer Jam Youth Retreat is the only LFA-sponsored camp in the country for young women with lupus.
Lupus: Ask the Experts is a series of live educational teleconferences designed to provide you with important information about living with lupus.
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.