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News & Stories

Magazine | Jan. 19, 2016

Bundle Up

With the right protection and layers, people with Raynaud’s phenomenon can enjoy winter outdoors

Magazine | Apr. 08, 2015

Antiphospholipid Syndrome: Evaluating Current Treatment Options

Lupus is an autoimmune disease in which people generate antibodies against their own organs. But when antibodies to phospholipid-binding proteins are involved, a variety of complications can occur.

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

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. 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.

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 | 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!

May. 07, 2015 5:30 pm | LFA-Iowa Office

Des Moines Support Group

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.