Dawn E. Isherwood, Lupus Foundation of America Health Educator, shares best practices and encouragement to quit smoking.
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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.
Our Annual Lupus Symposium in Augusta has moved to March 22, 2014!