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Blog | Sep. 23, 2014

Flu 101: Vital Qs & As about the Flu

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.

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. 04, 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. 08, 2014 9:30 am | Gregg Chapel AME Church

Panhandle Lupus Support Group

Our support groups encourage and accept people as they are and provide a comfortable learning environment to help attendees develop the best coping strategies to reduce stress that often accompanies living with lupus.

Nov. 20, 2014 6:30 pm | Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Sand Dollar Room

South Palm Beach Lupus Support Group

Our support groups encourage and accept people as they are and provide a comfortable learning environment to help attendees develop the best coping strategies to reduce stress that often accompanies living with lupus.

Feb. 28, 2015 7:30 am | Mercato

Walk to End Lupus Now Southwest Florida

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.

May. 02, 2015 4:00 pm | Palm Beach Zoo

Walk to End Lupus Now South Florida Spring

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.

Oct. 18, 2014 10:00 am | Teleconference

Ask The Experts: Lupus and Disability

What you need to know to help with issues surrounding disability.

Nov. 01, 2014 10:00 am | Online

Online Living with Lupus Support Group

Online support groups are moderated by trained facilitators and are offered several times a month in the chat room of our online community