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News & Stories

Blog | Nov. 18, 2013

It’s Not too Late to Quit Smoking

Dawn E. Isherwood, Lupus Foundation of America Health Educator, shares best practices and encouragement to quit smoking.

Blog | Nov. 15, 2013

’Tis the Season for Prevention

Blog | Nov. 05, 2013

Living Well: More Than Just an Idea

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.

Research News | Mar. 26, 2013

Increased Incidence of Shingles in People 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.

Blog | Dec. 14, 2012

Protect Yourself This Cold and Flu Season

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.

Magazine | Nov. 01, 2012

Investigating Infections - Lupus Makes It Tough to Ward Off Illness

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.

Magazine | Nov. 01, 2012

Connect for Immunity

People with strong social relationships have fewer health problems, are happier, and have increased longevity, researchers found.

Podcasts | Nov. 09, 2011

Using PDL-1 Molecule to Distinguish Between Flare and Infection

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.

Research News | Oct. 28, 2011

Variable Effects of Two Influenza A (H1N1) Vaccinations in People with Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn about the safety and efficacy of two influenza A (H1N1) vaccinations given to people with lupus.

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2011

Mouth Maintenance - Fight Tooth Decay and Gum Disease with Proper Dental Upkeep

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.

Magazine | Nov. 01, 2010

Finding Firm Ground: When Lupus Affects the Feet

Lupus, as well as Raynaud's disease, can affect the feet in several different ways.

Magazine | Nov. 01, 2010

5 Small Steps to Stay Healthy in Winter

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.

Research News | Jun. 01, 2010

Which Women with Lupus Have Greater Risk for Human Papilloma Virus?

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.

Research News | Jan. 05, 2010

A Second Flu Shot Might Be More Effective in Some People With Lupus

The researchers wanted to find out whether a second, "booster" flu shot could increase antibody responses in lupus patients.

Research News | Jan. 05, 2010

Immunosuppressants Render Flu Vaccination Less Effective in People With Lupus

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.


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.

Aug. 07, 2014 7:30 pm | Teleconference

Ask the Experts: Lupus and Depression

Learn how to grow and gain new insights into your life.

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.

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

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