Knowing how to wash your hands properly and knowing when to wash your hands is key to avoiding infections for people with lupus.
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A new study looked specifically at rates of hospitalization for serious infections among people with lupus.
As summer draws to a close and the cooler months creep in, flu season is right around the corner. It is important to take preventative measures to protect yourself against the flu. Those with lupus are at increased risk for infections (including the flu); so, for most people, getting a flu shot should be a top priority.
Dawn E. Isherwood, Lupus Foundation of America Health Educator, shares best practices and encouragement to quit smoking.
R. Paola Daly, Outcomes & Health Senior Manager, Lupus Foundation of America, shares her experience from the annual American College of Rheumatology meeting in San Diego and great tools she learned about on living well with lupus.
A study published in a recent issue of the journal Lupus reports that people with lupus had a 70 percent increased risk of developing shingles compared to participants without inflammatory disease.
The cold and flu season is upon us again, and this year it has gotten off to "about the earliest start in the last decade," according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dawn Isherwood, Health Educator for the Lupus Foundation of America, writes about a few ways to avoid the cold and flu this season.
It’s no secret that infections pose a greater risk for people living with lupus. In fact, infections are the second most common major cause of illness and death for people with the disease. It is important to make your health a priority, and take steps to protect yourself.
People with strong social relationships have fewer health problems, are happier, and have increased longevity, researchers found.
Dr. Anne Stevens of the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital discusses her study to evaluate the role of the protein PD-L1 to help doctors determine whether an illness is lupus-related or the result of an infection.
The researchers hoped to learn about the safety and efficacy of two influenza A (H1N1) vaccinations given to people with lupus.
Systemic diseases such as lupus may include some sort of oral involvement. And, good regular dental care with a trusted dentist can help discover and alleviate any problems that might arise.
Lupus, as well as Raynaud's disease, can affect the feet in several different ways.
As you prepare for the holiday season and the cold winter months, be sure to consider what small steps you can take to try to prevent catching a cold or the flu.
The researchers hoped to learn the frequency of HPV infection in women with lupus, the risk factors for developing the infection, and risk factors for having persistent infection for at least six months.
The researchers wanted to find out whether a second, "booster" flu shot could increase antibody responses in lupus patients.
Lupus patients might have decreased antibody responses to the flu shot as compared to healthy people. Since cell-mediated responses to the influenza vaccine also influence how well the vaccine will work, it is important to understand how lupus may affect the body’s cell-mediated response to the vaccine.
On May 20th, Put on Purple™ to show your support for the millions of people affected by lupus. It’s an easy way to raise awareness about this cruel and mysterious disease. Learn more by visiting lupusfl.org/pages/put-on-purple and submit your photos!
Join us for a night of raising awareness and fun as the Miami Marlins strike out lupus against the Arizona Diamondbacks!
Great Give Palm Beach & Martin Counties is a 24-hour online giving event led by the Community Foundation for Palm Beach County, United Way of Palm Beach County and United Way of Martin County designed to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofits in a single day.
Join us to learn about the effects of thyroid disorders and function and their relationship to lupus.
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.
Join us at the Palm Beach Zoo as we Walk to End Lupus Now and raise awareness and funds for those suffering from lupus.
Join us for our inagural Walk to End Lupus Now in Orlando. Come spend the afternoon with us to raise awareness and much needed funds for those suffering from the cruel mystery of lupus.
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.
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Join us to discuss the importance of the role a Primary Care Physician plays in ensuring quality care to patients with lupus.
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