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News & Stories

Blog | Apr. 15, 2014

How to Prepare for Surgery When you Have Lupus

There are many things that can be done prior to elective surgery, to increase the possibility of a safe outcome.

Magazine | Mar. 01, 2013

Thyroid Therapy

Thyroid problems are common in people with lupus. Learn more.

Magazine | Nov. 01, 2011

Education forum: Circulate Yourself

As temperatures begin to fall, people with lupus may experience color changes, numbness, tingling, and pain in fingers and toes. These are symptoms of secondary Raynaud’s phenomenon.

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 | Jul. 01, 2010

Can I Blame Lupus? How to Deal With Confusing Complications and Concerns

The difficulty in knowing if a certain symptom is due to lupus, a side effect of medication, or something else entirely stems from the nature of the disease.

Research News | Mar. 17, 2010

Low Level of Vitamin D Does Not Necessarily Result in Bone Disease in People With Lupus

The researchers wanted to know about possible relationships between vitamin D levels in the blood, lupus treatments, and bone mineral density (BMD), a measurement of how thick bones are.

Magazine | Mar. 01, 2010

Practical Tips for Living with Sjögren’s and Raynaud’s


Events

Apr. 15, 2015 7:00 pm—Apr. 16, 2015 7:00 pm | Florida State Capitol

2015 Lupus Advocacy and Awareness Day in the Florida Legislature

Join us for our 2nd Annual Lupus Advocacy & Awareness Day in the Florida Legislature. This is event is organized to gain visibility for lupus medicine among Florida's lawmakers and general public.

Feb. 28, 2015 9:30 am | Mercato

Lupus Wellness Expo

Come and get to know your local businesses and healthcare professionals to learn what is available in your community that can help you lead a more healthful life.

Nov. 14, 2015 12:00 pm | Wickham Park

Walk to End Lupus Now Central Florida

Join us for a fun afternoon as we raise awareness for lupus at our second annual Walk to End Lupus Now in Melbourne!

Aug. 29, 2015 3:00 pm | Marlins Park

Walk to End Lupus Now South Florida Fall

Join us for South Florida Walk to End Lupus Now at our new location at Marlins Park! Pease join us as we rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.

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.

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 | Guilford Technical Community College

Greensboro Lupus Empowerment Seminar

This seminars will provide information on two different topics: Health-Related Exercise for People with Lupus and Lupus and Overlapping Disease.

Mar. 22, 2014—Sep. 06, 2014

2014 Lupus Empowerment Series

This eight-city series of educational seminars will provide individuals affected by lupus with methods for not only living, but also thriving. The seminars will provide information on two different topics and participants will learn from both subject matter experts and a panel of individuals living with lupus. Feel empowered to take charge of your health!

Sep. 04, 2013 7:00 pm

Ask The Experts Teleconference: Lupus and Overlapping Disease

Learn more about common connective tissue diseases that may "overlap" with a lupus diagnosis and how they are treated and managed.