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News & Stories

Magazine | Mar. 01, 2013

When Lupus Targets the Kidneys

Making gains against lupus kidney disease

Research News | Nov. 08, 2012

Steroid-Related Risk of Heart Disease in Lupus

The results of this study indicate that current use of steroids (20 mg/day or more) is perhaps the most significant risk factor for heart disease in individuals with lupus.

Magazine | Nov. 01, 2012

Investigating Infections - Lupus Makes It Tough to Ward Off Illness

It’s no secret that infections pose a greater risk for people living with lupus. In fact, infections are the second most common major cause of illness and death for people with the disease. It is important to make your health a priority, and take steps to protect yourself.

Research News | Oct. 16, 2012

Metabolic Syndrome Among People with Lupus

Metabolic syndrome is marked by increased risk of cardiovascular diseases, so its incidence among people with lupus can indicate risk of cardiovascular disease in lupus patients.

Podcasts | Sep. 20, 2012

New Therapeutic Approaches in Lupus

Dr. Murray Urowitz discusses current and potential new therapies for managing lupus.

Research News | Aug. 15, 2012

Short-Term Use of Hydroxychloroquine Reduces Cholesterol in Lupus

People with lupus are at increased risk of cardiovascular disease, especially when taking steroids. The use of anti-malarial drugs, such as hydroxychloroquine, significantly reduces this risk.

Research News | May. 16, 2012

Predictors of Bone Density Changes in Children with Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn about the long-term outcomes of bone mass density (BMD) in children newly diagnosed with lupus.

Research News | Feb. 17, 2012

Reduced Bone Density in Newly Diagnosed Children with Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn about the prevalence of low bone mineral density (BMD), as well as to identify risk factors for its development, in a large cohort of newly diagnosed children and adolescents with lupus.

Research News | Dec. 02, 2011

Reduced Growth and Delayed Puberty in Children with Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn about the effects of lupus and/or its treatments on multiple indicators or growth and development in children.

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2011

You and Your Doctor: Why Do Medications Seem to Stop Working?

Don’t make your lupus worse by ignoring your doctor’s instructions—take your medications as prescribed. And if there is some reason you aren’t taking them, talk to your doctor or pharmacist. Help them to help you!

Research News | Jan. 07, 2011

Belimumab Allows For Reduction in Steroid Use for People with Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn whether treatment with belimumab could reduce the use of steroids in people with active lupus.

Research News | Nov. 04, 2010

Use of Hydroxychloroquine Benefits Sugar Metabolism in Women With Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn whether there are any tests that could predict low blood sugar in women with lupus taking hydroxychloroquine.

Video | Oct. 29, 2010

Bone Health in Children with Lupus

Dr. Emily Von Scheven, Director of Pediatric Rheumatology at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, discusses the issues surrounding bone health in children with lupus and other health issues associated with treatment of lupus.

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2010

Drug Spotlight on Hydroxychloroquine

Hydroxychloroquine belongs to the family of medicines called “antimalarials” (AMs), which are also classified as disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs, or DMARDs. These drugs were initially used to prevent and to treat malaria but are no longer used for those purposes.

Research News | Jun. 01, 2010

Risk Factors for Heart Disease in People with Lupus

The researchers hoped to identify specific characteristics of lupus patients who develop CHD that differ from those who do not.

Research News | Mar. 23, 2010

Earlier Steroid Treatment In Pediatric Lupus Patients Is Related to Higher Risk of Bone Disease

Steroids are frequently used to treat lupus because they are highly effective and work quickly. However, steroids have many serious side effects. How much of a risk this may pose for children with lupus or younger adults with lupus has not been well-studied.


Events

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. 06, 2014 10:00 am | Florida State College (Kent Campus)

Redefining Lupus: Putting the Pieces Together (Northern Florida)

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.

Jun. 04, 2014 7:00 pm—Jul. 04, 2014 8:00 pm | Teleconferences

Ask the Experts:Pediatric Lupus

Learn about what to expect in the future for a child living with lupus.

May. 01, 2014 7:00 pm | Teleconferences

Ask the Experts: Living with Lupus :An Insider’s Perspective

Educate yourself on the basics such as the criteria for diagnosing lupus, understanding laboratory results, treatment options, and other do’s and don’ts to help you live better with lupus.

Jun. 28, 2014 9:00 am | Meeting will take place at Overlook Hospital, Summit, New Jersey

Annual Business Meeting

Meeting Agenda: Opening Remarks, Educational Seminar, Board Elections, Cathy Lee Iczkowski Service Award, Butterfly of Hope Recognition Awards, Walk Award Presentations, Volunteer Recognition Awards, Closing Remarks.

Mar. 22, 2014 1:00 pm

Augusta Lupus Empowerment Symposium

Our Annual Lupus Symposium in Augusta has moved to March 22, 2014!

Aug. 21, 2013 6:00 pm | Broadlawns Medical Center

Support Group

Oct. 13, 2013 9:00 am | Memorial Hall, CCSU

Life + Lupus… an Educational Symposium

Learn more about living with lupus at the Life + Lupus... an Educational Symposium.

Jun. 19, 2013 6:30 pm | Broward Health Coral Springs - Cafe Conference Room

West Broward Support Group (Coral Springs)

LFA support groups provide a warm and caring environment where people with lupus, their family members, caregivers and loved ones can share their experiences, methods of coping and insights into living with this chronic illness.