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News & Stories

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

Feb. 20, 2016 4:00 pm | Nova Southeastern University

Orlando Walk to End Lupus Now Kick-Off Party

The Orlando Walk to End Lupus Now Kickoff Party is a great event to meet other team captains, volunteers, and supporters in the community.

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.

Apr. 03, 2016 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Lupus and Mental Health: How to Know You’re in Trouble

Join us to learn how to determine the difference and recognize and properly treat symptoms.

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 | Teleconference

Affairs of the Heart: Lupus and Relationships

Join us for this teleconference and explore ways to improve interpersonal relationships and build lasting bonds

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 | 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 | Riverside Arts Market

Walk to End Lupus Now Jacksonville

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.

Dec. 01, 2015—Dec. 31, 2016 | Teleconferences and Seminars

2016 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

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. 18, 2016 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Lupus and Primary Care: Ask the Experts

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

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.

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.