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News & Stories

Blog | Jul. 28, 2016

6 Sensible Sunscreen Tips

Updated advice on choosing a sunscreen product and getting maximum protection.

Blog | Jun. 23, 2016

Kylie Katz: “I won’t let lupus define who I am”

Sixteen year old Kylie has decided to face her discoid lupus diagnosis with a positive and optimistic attitude.

Research News | Jun. 23, 2016

2016 Lupus Insight Prize Presented to Dr. Ann Marshak-Rothstein

Dr. Marshak-Rothstein will use the $200,000 award to advance her groundbreaking research into cutaneous lupus and autoimmunity.

Magazine | Dec. 11, 2014

Skin Stories

The cover story in the Fall 2014 issue of Lupus Now focuses on learning to cope with visible signs of skin lupus.

Blog | Sep. 23, 2014

Living an Active Life Despite Lupus

Jewel, a young woman who enjoys living an adventurous and active lifestyle, shares her story on how she has been able to continue her active life despite lupus.

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2014

Skin Studies

Victoria P. Werth, M.D., member of the Lupus Foundation of America Medical-Scientific Advisory Council, talks about current research on new treatments for lupus that affects the skin.

Podcasts | Apr. 29, 2014

Ask the Expert - Photosensitivity in Cutaneous Lupus

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

Magazine | Oct. 02, 2013

Hair Loss: Expert Addresses Common Concerns

Do you wonder about lupus and hair loss? Or if there is anything you can do with your diet that could help or harm you when you have lupus? Dr. Victoria Werth tackles some of your questions inside.

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 | Jun. 30, 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.

Podcasts | Jun. 07, 2012

Coping and Living with Skin Lupus

Dr. Victoria Werth provides an overview of lupus skin disease which affects approximately two-thirds of people with lupus.

Podcasts | May. 21, 2012

Organ Involvement in Lupus

Dr. Diane Kamen of the Medical University of South Carolina provides an overview of how lupus can affect the body's organs.

Magazine | Mar. 01, 2012

Hair Care - How to Do More With Less

Thinning hair is common among people living with lupus. So is the whirlwind of emotions that comes with hair loss. Whether the result of lupus or a side effect of medications, hair loss can be a big shock, particularly when hair does not grow back.

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.

Video | Oct. 26, 2010

A Novel Cause for Cutaneous Lupus

Dr. Ram Raj Singh of the University of California Los Angeles discusses findings from studies that may provide clues into the possible causes of lupus skin disease.

Research News | Aug. 17, 2010

Hydroxycholoroquine May Protect Against Skin Involvement in Lupus

The researchers hoped to learn what factors have an impact on how much time it takes for a lupus patient to develop skin damage.


Events

Nov. 04, 2017 5:00 pm | Marlins Park

Miami Walk to End Lupus Now

Join us at Marlins Park as we walk to end lupus now at Florida's largest lupus walk!

Jun. 03, 2017 4:00 pm | Palm Beach Zoo

Palm Beach Walk to End Lupus Now

Join us for our 2017 Palm Beach Walk to End Lupus Now at the Palm Beach Zoo!

May. 20, 2017 3:00 pm | Lake Eola Park

Orlando Walk to End Lupus Now

Join us in Orlando to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support

Apr. 09, 2017 4:00 pm | Ed Austin Regional Park

Jacksonville Walk to End Lupus Now

Join us in Jacksonville to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from its brutal impact.

Sep. 27, 2016 12:00 pm | Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza

Pizza with a Purpose

We invite you to join us at Anthony's Coal Fired Pizza in Coral Gables for our Pizza with a Purpose Fundraiser! Bring along your friends and family to celebrate the upcoming Walk to End Lupus Now in Miami- Florida's largest lupus walk!

Oct. 22, 2016 5:00 pm | Marlins Park

Caminata para Poner Fin al Lupus Ahora

La Fundacion Americana de Lupus, Capitulo de Florida les invita a participar en la caminata mas grande de lupus de la Florida para recaudar fondos y levantar el conocimiento sobre lupus.

Sep. 07, 2016 7:00 pm | Chipotle

Night Out for Lupus!

We invite you to join us at Chipotle for a night out for lupus! Bring along your friends and family to celebrate the upcoming Walk to End Lupus Now in Miami – Florida’s largest lupus walk!

Jun. 14, 2016 6:30 pm | Baptist Health Resource Center

Miami/Dade Lupus Support Group (Doral)

Jun. 14, 2016 7:00 pm | Highland Regional Library

North Florida Lupus Support Group (Jacksonville)

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. 25, 2016 7:00 pm—Jan. 01, 2017 7:00 am | Via Teleconference & Webcast

2016 Ask The Experts Teleconference Series

Don't miss this opportunity to learn from some of the world's leading lupus experts from the comfort and privacy of your home!  

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—Jul. 05, 2016 12:00 am | Palm Beach Zoo

Walk to End Lupus Now Palm Beach Donation Deadline

Thank you Palm Beach for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until July 5 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

May. 21, 2016 3:00 pm—Jun. 21, 2016 6:30 pm | Lake Eola Park

Walk to End Lupus Now Orlando Donation Deadline

Thank you Orlando for coming out to Walk to End Lupus Now. You have until June 21 to turn in your donations and help us reach our goal.

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. 15, 2014 10:30 am | Physicians Regional Medical Center, Palm Dining Room

Southwest Florida Lupus Support Group (Naples)

Nov. 20, 2014 6:30 pm | Bethesda Memorial Hospital, Sand Dollar Room

South Palm Beach Lupus Support Group (Boynton Beach)

Oct. 29, 2014 12:30 pm | Broward Health Coral Springs Hospital, Classroom C

West Broward Lupus Support Group (Coral Springs)

Nov. 12, 2014 7:00 pm | Memorial Regional Hospital South Conf. Room 4

East Broward Lupus Support Group (Hollywood)

Nov. 10, 2014 6:00 pm | St Mary's Medical Center,Main Entrance Conference Room

North Palm Beach Lupus Support Group ( West Palm Beach)

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.

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.

Nov. 12, 2014 6:30 pm | Clay County Library Orange Park Branch, Room A

North Florida Lupus Support Group (Orange Park)

Jul. 09, 2014 7:00 pm

Ask the Experts Teleconference: Lupus and the Skin

Learn about the forms of skin lupus, treatments for cutaneous lupus and other skin problems that can occur when you have lupus.