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News & Stories

Research News | May. 20, 2014

Low Vitamin D Associated With Increased Cardiovascular Risks in Children and Teens with Lupus

New research published in Lupus Science & Medicine looks at the potential association between vitamin D deficiency and heightened cardiovascular risk in children and teens with lupus.

Podcasts | Apr. 29, 2014

Ask the Expert - Photosensitivity in Cutaneous Lupus

Ask the Experts: Dr. Victoria Werth discusses photosensitivity in cutaneous lupus.

Research News | Sep. 12, 2013

New Light Shed on Photosensitivity among People with Lupus

Photosensitivity or abnormal light sensitivity is very complex and is a major symptom of lupus. Now, a new, small study sheds more light on photosensitivity among people with lupus. Learn more.

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2013

UV Exposure: What You Need to Know

Ultraviolet radiation exposure can cause special concerns in people with lupus. Experts, along with people with lupus, share tips on protecting the skin from outdoor and indoor UV radiation.

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2012

Safe Skin = Sure Win!

Joining in the federal government’s ongoing skin safety campaign, the Food and Drug Administration released new rules that all sunscreen manufacturers must abide by starting in December 2012 for larger companies that make sunscreen, and in December 2013 for smaller companies.

Research News | Jan. 20, 2012

Vitamin D Indicates Lupus Disease Activity But Not Organ Damage

This study examined the relationship between levels of vitamin D and autoantibodies in people with lupus.

Research News | Sep. 29, 2011

Self-Reported Effects of Cutaneous Lupus on Quality of Life

The researchers hoped to learn the prevalence of self-reported photosensitivity among people with lupus, as well as its effects on quality of life.

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2011

Sun Rules: 5 Facts to Know About Summer Sun Safety

Sun-related topics take on special importance for people with lupus. Here are five facts you need to know for a safer summer.

Research News | Nov. 04, 2010

Low Levels of Vitamin D Are Seen With Increased Lupus Disease Activity

The researchers hoped to learn about the relationship between levels of vitamin D in the blood and lupus disease activity.

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.


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.

May. 30, 2015 9:00 am | Nova Southeastern University

Support Group Training

Are you interested in starting a group in your area or becoming a co-facilitator of an exisiting group? If, so we invite you to attend our next facilitator training.

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.

Feb. 28, 2015 7:30 am | Mercato

Walk to End Lupus Now Southwest Florida

Join us for our third annual Southwest Florida Walk to end Lupus now in Naples. Lets rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.

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.

Mar. 29, 2015 4:30 pm | Riverside Arts Market

Walk to End Lupus Now Northern Florida

NEW in 2015! The Walk to End Lupus Now is coming to Northern Florida in Jacksonville. Join us as we rally together to create awareness of lupus while raising funds to fight this terrible disease.

Aug. 20, 2016 10:00 am

2016 Lupus Empowerment Workshop-Charlotte

Join us for this two part workshop to learn about lupus and the skin and how to better your doctor-patient communication.

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