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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

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.

Mar. 22, 2014 1:00 pm

Augusta Lupus Empowerment Symposium

Our Annual Lupus Symposium in Augusta has moved to March 22, 2014!

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.