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News & Stories

Magazine | May. 01, 2014

Bone Boosters

Regular exercise helps strengthen the body.

Podcasts | May. 21, 2012

Organ Involvement in Lupus

Dr. Diane Kamen of the Medical University of South Carolina provides an overview of how lupus can affect the body's organs.

Research News | May. 16, 2012

Predictors of Bone Density Changes in Children with Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn about the long-term outcomes of bone mass density (BMD) in children newly diagnosed with lupus.

Research News | Feb. 17, 2012

Reduced Bone Density in Newly Diagnosed Children with Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn about the prevalence of low bone mineral density (BMD), as well as to identify risk factors for its development, in a large cohort of newly diagnosed children and adolescents with lupus.

Magazine | Mar. 01, 2011

The Inside Story - What happens in your body that makes exercise so good for you?

Just like everyone else, people with lupus need to exercise regularly or engage in some kind of movement, and most people with lupus can take part in some form of activity. To understand why fitness is so important, it helps to understand what exactly is going on in your body when you work up a sweat.

Magazine | Mar. 01, 2011

Bone Health: Ways Children and Adults Can Reduce Their Fracture Risk

For individuals with lupus, bone health may be a concern as medications can lead to bone loss. However, low bone mass density is often treatable.

Magazine | Nov. 01, 2010

Body, Mind, Soul: The Benefits of Yoga, Tai Chi, and Pilates

Participants in yoga, tai chi, and Pilates all benefit physically and mentally from the exercises. However, there are differences between the forms.

Video | Oct. 29, 2010

Bone Health in Children with Lupus

Dr. Emily Von Scheven, Director of Pediatric Rheumatology at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, discusses the issues surrounding bone health in children with lupus and other health issues associated with treatment of lupus.

Research News | Mar. 23, 2010

Earlier Steroid Treatment In Pediatric Lupus Patients Is Related to Higher Risk of Bone Disease

Steroids are frequently used to treat lupus because they are highly effective and work quickly. However, steroids have many serious side effects. How much of a risk this may pose for children with lupus or younger adults with lupus has not been well-studied.


Events

May. 20, 2016 12:00 am—May. 21, 2016 12:00 am

Put On Purple 2016

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!

May. 04, 2016 7:00 pm | Marlins Park

Miami Marlins Lupus Awareness Night

Join us for a night of raising awareness and fun as the Miami Marlins strike out lupus against the Arizona Diamondbacks!

May. 03, 2016 | Online

Great Give 2016

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.

Jun. 13, 2016 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Lupus and the Thyroid: Ask the Experts

Join us to learn about the effects of thyroid disorders and function and their relationship to lupus.

Mar. 03, 2016 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Lupus and the Kidneys: Ask the Experts

This educational teleconference will address complications, medical evaluation and treatment as it relates to kidney involvement in lupus.

Feb. 20, 2016 10:00 am | Nova Southeastern University

Living Well with Lupus Seminar Orlando

Please join us for our Living Well with Lupus Seminar in Orlando.

Jun. 05, 2016 4:00 pm | Palm Beach Zoo

Walk to End Lupus Now Palm Beach

Join us at the Palm Beach Zoo as we Walk to End Lupus Now and raise awareness and funds for those suffering from lupus.

May. 21, 2016 3:00 pm | Lake Eola Park

Walk to End Lupus Now Orlando

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.

Mar. 13, 2016 4:00 pm—Apr. 13, 2016 6:30 pm | Riverside Arts Market

Walk to End Lupus Now Jacksonville Donation Deadline

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.

Nov. 14, 2015 2:00 pm—Dec. 14, 2015 12:00 am | Wickham Park

Walk to End Lupus Now Central Florida Donation Deadline

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.

Oct. 25, 2015 3:00 pm—Nov. 30, 2015 12:00 am | Marlins Park

Walk to End Lupus Now South Florida Fall Donation Deadline

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.

Nov. 15, 2014 10:30 am | Physicians Regional Medical Center, Palm Dining Room

Southwest Florida 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. 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.

May. 18, 2016 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Lupus and Primary Care: Ask the Experts

Join us to discuss the importance of the role a Primary Care Physician plays in ensuring quality care to patients with lupus.

Sep. 12, 2015 10:00 am

Lupus Empowerment Workshop—Asheville

Join us to learn more on lupus arthritis and ways to manage the pain.

Oct. 17, 2015 | Wichita

Lupus Conference

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

Sep. 06, 2014 10:00 am | Myers Park Presbyterian Church Outreach Center

Charlotte Lupus Empowerment Seminar

This seminar will provide information on 2 different topics: Lupus and the Musculoskeletal System and Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Oct. 24, 2013 6:00 pm | Raleigh

Raleigh “Pain Management” Workshop

Participants will learn ways to manage severe and chronic pain including medications, therapies, and coping strategies.

Oct. 10, 2013 6:00 pm | Charlotte, NC

Charlotte “Pain Management” Workshop

Participants will learn ways to manage severe and chronic pain including medications, therapies, and coping strategies.

Oct. 08, 2013 6:00 pm | Fayetteville, NC

Fayetteville “Pain Management” Workshop

Learn how to help manage severe and chronic pain associated with lupus including practical tips and precautions, prevention, and coping strategies.