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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

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.

Apr. 25, 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. 06, 2014 10:00 am | Broward College (North Campus)

Redefining Lupus : Putting the Pieces Together (South Florida- Broward)

Join us for the only lupus educational seminar series in Florida. This comprehensive event will cover a variety of topics and the latest lupus advancements.

Oct. 25, 2014 10:00 am | Palm Beach Atlantic University

Redefining Lupus : Putting the Pieces Together (South Florida- Palm Beach)

Join us for the only lupus educational seminar series in Florida. This comprehensive event will cover a variety of topics and the latest lupus advancements.

Sep. 27, 2014 10:00 am | St. Louis, MO

Lupus Education Conference - Saint Louis

Register Today for the Annual Lupus Education Conference in St. Louis