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News & Stories

General News | Aug. 31, 2016

With announcement, Selena Gomez highlights mental health impact of lupus

Anxiety and depression often accompany lupus, for a variety of reasons. It's important to learn the signs and when to seek treatment.

Research News | Jul. 19, 2016

New promising study results: Cognitive impairment in kids with lupus

Neuropsychiatric lupus mainly affects children and young adults and can weaken cognitive functions. With a new non-invasive imaging technique, the damage can now be studied.

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 | Mar. 22, 2012

Long-Term Outcomes of Neuropsychiatric Lupus

The results of this study highlight the long-term effects of early NPSLE-related events on organ damage and recurrences of NPSLE-related events over time, in those having NPSLE-related events around the time of lupus diagnosis.

Podcasts | Nov. 10, 2011

Using Magnetization Transfer Imaging to Detect Changes in the Brains of Children with Lupus

Dr. Eyal Muscal of the Baylor School of Medicine reports on the results of a study that used advanced brain imaging to evaluate changes in the brains of adolescents with lupus.

Research News | Jul. 26, 2011

Validation of a Self-Reported Questionnaire for Neuropsychiatric Lupus Events

The investigators sought to examine changes in health-related quality of life associated with clinical outcomes of neuropsychiatric events in people with lupus over the course of one year.

Podcasts | Jun. 11, 2011

Central Nervous System (CNS) and Lupus

Dr. Betty Diamond, head of the Center for Autoimmune Diseases and Musculoskeletal Disorders at the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, discusses the central nervous system and lupus.

Research News | Mar. 04, 2011

Blood Test for Antibodies That Might be Associated with Risk for Lupus Brain Inflammation

The researchers studied the relationship between anti-NR2A antibodies and different aspects of lupus, especially whether there might be a relationship between these antibodies and NPSLE in patients from Japan.

Research News | Feb. 10, 2011

New Combination of Antibodies May Better Predict Childhood Neuropsychiatric Lupus

Neuropsychiatric lupus (NPSLE) is difficult to diagnose and can be present when disease activity in other organs cannot be identified. The researchers hoped to learn whether antibodies to ganglioside M1 could predict childhood NPSLE any better than standard laboratory measures currently in use.

Research News | Oct. 05, 2010

Brain Involvement in an International Cohort of Lupus Patients

The researchers hoped to accurately determine the frequency and outcome of neuropsychiatric lupus, as well as its impacts on quality of life.

Magazine | Mar. 01, 2010

Think Again

Coping with changes in cognitive function

Research News | Jan. 31, 2010

Can Blood Tests Help Us Learn about CNS Lupus (Lupus and the Brain)?

The researchers wanted to find out if any proteins in the blood could be used to diagnose CNS lupus.


Events

Nov. 04, 2017 5:00 pm | Marlins Park

Miami Walk to End Lupus Now

Join us at Marlins Park as we walk to end lupus now at Florida's largest lupus walk!

Jun. 03, 2017 4:00 pm | Palm Beach Zoo

Palm Beach Walk to End Lupus Now

Join us for our 2017 Palm Beach Walk to End Lupus Now at the Palm Beach Zoo!

May. 20, 2017 3:00 pm | Lake Eola Park

Orlando Walk to End Lupus Now

Join us in Orlando to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support

Apr. 09, 2017 4:00 pm | Ed Austin Regional Park

Jacksonville Walk to End Lupus Now

Join us in Jacksonville to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from its brutal impact.

Sep. 27, 2016 12:00 pm | Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

Pizza with a Purpose

We invite you to join us at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza in Coral Gables for our Pizza with a Purpose Fundraiser! Bring along your friends and family to celebrate the upcoming Walk to End Lupus Now in Miami- Florida's largest lupus walk!

Oct. 22, 2016 5:00 pm | Marlins Park

Caminata para Poner Fin al Lupus Ahora

La Fundacion Americana de Lupus, Capitulo de Florida les invita a participar en la caminata mas grande de lupus de la Florida para recaudar fondos y levantar el conocimiento sobre lupus.

Sep. 07, 2016 7:00 pm | Chipotle

Night Out for Lupus!

We invite you to join us at Chipotle for a night out for lupus! Bring along your friends and family to celebrate the upcoming Walk to End Lupus Now in Miami – Florida’s largest lupus walk!

Jun. 14, 2016 6:30 pm | Baptist Health Resource Center

Miami/Dade Lupus Support Group (Doral)

Jun. 14, 2016 7:00 pm | Highland Regional Library

North Florida Lupus Support Group (Jacksonville)

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—Jul. 05, 2016 12:00 am | Palm Beach Zoo

Walk to End Lupus Now Palm Beach Donation Deadline

Thank you Palm Beach for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until July 5 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

May. 21, 2016 3:00 pm—Jun. 21, 2016 6:30 pm | Lake Eola Park

Walk to End Lupus Now Orlando Donation Deadline

Thank you Orlando for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until June 21 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

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 (Naples)

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

South Palm Beach Lupus Support Group (Boynton Beach)

Nov. 12, 2014 7:00 pm | Memorial Regional Hospital South Conf. Room 4

East Broward Lupus Support Group (Hollywood)

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.

Dec. 02, 2016 10:30 am

Beginner’s Guide to Lupus

Oct. 17, 2015 | Wichita

Lupus Conference

Nov. 12, 2014 6:30 pm | Clay County Library Orange Park Branch, Room A

North Florida Lupus Support Group (Orange Park)