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News & Stories

Research News | Apr. 08, 2015

Foundation Grantees Answer Some Complex Questions of Pregnancy in Lupus

Foundation grantees Dr. Jill Buyon and Dr. Jane Salmon recently presented results from their research on pregnancy in women with lupus. Read more.

Research News | Feb. 17, 2015

New Study Finds Answers about Lupus Activity during Pregnancy

At the 2014 American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting, Dr. Sara K. Tedesch presented her study on the relationship between lupus activity prior to getting pregnant and during pregnancy. The Lupus Foundation of America conducted a Q&A with Dr. Tedeschi about her study.

Research News | Jan. 15, 2015

Managing Lupus During Pregnancy

Insights from the 2014 American College of Rheumatology Reproductive Health Summit

Video | Dec. 18, 2014

The Changing Perspective on Lupus and Pregnancy

Dr. Jane Salmon reflects on the changing perspectives regarding lupus and pregnancy and her lifelong work to better understand the causes of pregnancy loss and organ damage in lupus.

Video | Dec. 18, 2014

Autoimmune Diseases Can Behave Differently During Pregnancy

Dr. Eliza Chakravarty is conducting research to advance understanding of immunological changes of pregnancies in women with lupus to gain insight and improve outcomes.

Blog | Mar. 04, 2014

Why I Walk? For TEAM BRAVERLY

Read Cristina Toro's inspiring story about her life with lupus and how her daughter helped motivate her to take part in the Walk to End Lupus Now™

Podcasts | Feb. 12, 2014

Hydroxycloroquine May Help Prevent APS Pregnancy Complications

Study examines the effects of the antimalarial drug, hydroxycloroquine, on antiphospholipid antibodies that are responsible for pregnancy complications in women with lupus and antiphospholipid syndrome.

Research News | Jan. 22, 2014

Study Finds Malaria Drug Combo Could Help Prevent Lupus Pregnancy Complications

Lupus Foundation of America supported study finds combination therapy that includes hydroxychloroquine may be beneficial to pregnant patients with lupus and/or antiphospholipid syndrome.

Podcasts | Nov. 05, 2013

Pregnancy Complications in Lupus: Retrospective Analysis from a U.S. Health Claims Database

Data obtained from a large insurance claims database highlights the need for specific education and counseling to pregnant women with lupus as well as close collaboration between the rheumatologist and the obstetrician throughout the pregnancy

Blog | Nov. 05, 2013

Living Well: More Than Just an Idea

R. Paola Daly, Outcomes & Health Senior Manager, Lupus Foundation of America, shares her experience from the annual American College of Rheumatology meeting in San Diego and great tools she learned about on living well with lupus.

Research News | Oct. 29, 2013

Close Communications with Rheumatologist Important During Pregnancy for Women with Lupus

The outlook for positive pregnancy outcomes for women with lupus remains bright, but data obtained from a large insurance claims database highlights the need for specific education and counseling to pregnant women with lupus as well as close collaboration between the rheumatologist and the obstetrician throughout the pregnancy.

Research News | Oct. 28, 2013

Children Born to Mothers with Lupus Might be at Increased Risk of Autism

Although the overall risk is small, children born to mothers with lupus may have a higher risk of autism spectrum disorders than children born to mothers without the disease, according to the results of a study presented this week at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego.

Research News | Sep. 18, 2012

Second Pregnancy Outcomes in Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn about second pregnancy outcomes in women with lupus, particularly in those whose first pregnancy had an adverse outcome.

Research News | May. 16, 2012

Reproductive Behavior Among Women with Lupus

A more detailed understanding of the reproductive behavior of women with lupus can help identify their needs in terms of caring for their disease and become educated about its possible effects, including those on reproduction.

Podcasts | Apr. 19, 2012

Lupus and Pregnancy and Fertility

Dr. Eliza Chakravarty provides an overview of pregnancy and fertility issues in lupus.

Research News | Mar. 22, 2012

Lupus Anticoagulant Affects Pregnancy Outcomes

The results of this study highlight the important role of lupus anticoagulant, as well as that of a previous blood clot, in adverse pregnancy outcomes.

Podcasts | Nov. 06, 2011

Favorable Prognosis in a Large Study of Lupus Pregnancies

A study lead by Dr. Jill Buyon and Dr. Jane Salmon on lupus pregnancies found that the majority of women with stable lupus had successful pregnancies.

Research News | Apr. 08, 2011

Contraceptive Counseling and Use Among Women With Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn whether contraceptive counseling had effects on the frequency of use of contraceptives.

Video | Feb. 14, 2011

Congenital Heart Block in Neonatal Lupus

Dr. Jill Buyon of the New York University School of Medicine, a leading authority on congenital heart block in neonatal lupus, discusses this rare complication and the next steps in the study of neonatal lupus.

Research News | Oct. 06, 2010

Pregnancy Outcomes in Women with Lupus Nephritis

The researchers hoped to determine the specific effects of active lupus-related kidney disease on pregnancy outcomes, as well as complications that might occur in the mothers or babies.

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2010

A Numbers Game: How Lupus Affects a Woman’s Health Through the Years

Puberty, birth control, bone health, and menopause are just some of the things women living with lupus need to be concerned with, and whether you’re 15, 25, or 60, there’s plenty for you to know.


Events

May. 30, 2015 3:00 pm | Nova Southeastern University

Lupus Q&A Seminar

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

Feb. 24, 2015—Sep. 29, 2015 | Teleconferences and Seminars

2015 Lupus Empowerment Series: Ask The Experts

We offer an extensive variety of programs, services and resources for people living with lupus, including family members, caregivers and other members of their support systems

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 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. 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.

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.

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

Oct. 10, 2013 7:00 pm

Ask the Experts Teleconference: Lupus and Women’s Issues

Learn how to live better with lupus and cope with issues many women face after a lupus diagnosis.