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News & Stories

Blog | Oct. 04, 2016

When Flares Happen

Reports that Toni Braxton was hospitalized for complications from lupus are a reminder that people with lupus experience disease flares that can be triggered by environmental factors like stress or exhaustion.

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.

Blog | Jun. 08, 2016

Good Housekeeping: I Was Too Type A to Realize I Was Dying

At 23, TV producer Amanda Palley almost lost her life to lupus, and learned how to balance her health with her ambitions.

Blog | Aug. 03, 2015

Q&A with Dr. Don Thomas - Lupus Diagnosis

August 2015 - Dr. Donald Thomas answered your 15 questions about lupus diagnosis.

Podcasts | Jun. 30, 2015

Ask the Expert - Lupus Diagnosis

Ask The Experts: Dr. Donald Thomas, author of The Lupus Encyclopedia, provides information about diagnosis of lupus.

Blog | May. 18, 2015

Lupus Gets Lost in the Crowd

When lupus is misclassified as a form of arthritis, it gets lost in a crowded diagnostic category. Patient advocate Cindy Coney writes of how not knowing this distinction can lead to more problems for the person with lupus down the road.

Blog | Apr. 20, 2015

Lisa Walters: Never Give Up

When Lisa Walters was diagnosed with lupus last month, she didn’t expect to feel relieved. But after eight years and around 50 doctors, Lisa had rarely left an appointment feeling satisfied with the answers she received about why she was experiencing painful symptoms. Read about her journey to diagnosis and the importance of never giving up.

Blog | Mar. 06, 2014

Lupus in the Kidney: What are the risks and what can be done about it?

Lupus in the kidneys, also known as nephritis, can be difficult. Dr. Joan T. Merrill, Lupus Foundation of America's Medical Director, explains the risk for lupus in the kidneys, current treatment options, and hope for the future.

Video | Jul. 19, 2013

Why Lupus is a Cruel Mystery

Learn what makes lupus so different from many other diseases and why lupus is a cruel mystery.

Magazine | Mar. 01, 2013

Thyroid Therapy

Thyroid problems are common in people with lupus. Learn more.

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.

Magazine | Mar. 01, 2012

Breathless: Understanding the connection between lupus and the lungs

It surprises many people to learn that lung issues are common among people with lupus. Although the underlying connective tissue disease is the root cause of lupus-related lung problems, the exact mechanism differs for each of the most common conditions.

Research News | Feb. 17, 2012

Dynamics of Lupus within First Five Years of Diagnosis

The results of this study reveal differences in autoantibody profiles over time in people with lupus, with important ethnicity-related differences, and their relationship to lupus-mediated organ damage over time.

Podcasts | Nov. 09, 2011

Using PDL-1 Molecule to Distinguish Between Flare and Infection

Dr. Anne Stevens of the University of Washington, Seattle Children’s Hospital discusses her study to evaluate the role of the protein PD-L1 to help doctors determine whether an illness is lupus-related or the result of an infection.

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2011

Mouth Maintenance - Fight Tooth Decay and Gum Disease with Proper Dental Upkeep

Systemic diseases such as lupus may include some sort of oral involvement. And, good regular dental care with a trusted dentist can help discover and alleviate any problems that might arise.

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2011

Lupus Triggered By More Than the Outdoors

Lupus doesn’t have one clear origin. Researchers believe it results from a complex equation of multiple factors. One part of the equation is your genetic makeup; another involves the hormones that regulate much of your body’s functions. A third is your environment.

Magazine | Mar. 01, 2011

You and Your Doctor: It’s Not “All in Your Mind”

As people with lupus know all too well, mysterious symptoms that appear and disappear are hallmarks of the disease. But when you’re seeing a doctor who isn’t familiar with lupus, all of these issues can sound like a long list of complaints that just don’t make sense.

Magazine | Nov. 01, 2010

Finding Firm Ground: When Lupus Affects the Feet

Lupus, as well as Raynaud's disease, can affect the feet in several different ways.

Magazine | Jul. 01, 2010

Can I Blame Lupus? How to Deal With Confusing Complications and Concerns

The difficulty in knowing if a certain symptom is due to lupus, a side effect of medication, or something else entirely stems from the nature of the disease.

Video | Jan. 15, 2009

Target Awareness: Lupus

An introduction to lupus and the services of the Lupus Foundation of America.


Oct. 20, 2016 3:00 pm—Oct. 23, 2016 12:00 am | Marlins Park

2016 Miami Walk to End Lupus Now Walk Guide

Thank you for your interest in the Walk to End Lupus Now at Marlins Park in Miami! We are expecting a large number of people and want to update you on everything you will need for Walk Day.

Nov. 27, 2016 1:00 pm | Hard Rock Stadium

Lupus Awareness Night with the Miami Dolphins

Please join us for our inaugural Lupus Awareness Night with the Miami Dolphins. Come and spend the afternoon with us as we watch the Miami Dolphins play against the San Francisco 49ers while raising awareness!

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.

Nov. 22, 2016 7:15 pm | Teleconference

Stress Management

Join us to learn how to optimize your health with evidence based tools.

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)

Oct. 22, 2016 5:00 pm | Marlins Park

Walk to End Lupus Now Miami

Join us at Marlins Park for 2016 Walk to End Lupus Now! Come and spend your afternoon at the ballpark while helping us raise awareness!

Oct. 15, 2016 9:00 am | The HUB - Cira Centre

Living Well with Lupus Symposium - Philadelphia

The Living Well With Lupus Symposium provides information and strategies to help you live well with lupus.

May. 07, 2016 1:00 pm | Dean Roe Auditorium, Froedtert Hospital

Lupus Medical Symposium 2016

Lupus Medical Symposium, "Finding the U in LUPUS: Simple Strategies for Living with Lupus without Losing Yourself" presented by Hilary Pick, LPC and addressing eye concerns with "The Aging Eye" presented by Bhavna Sheth, MD, MBA

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.

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 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.

May. 02, 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.

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. 02, 2016 6:30 pm | Kansas City

Lupus 101: The Basics

Still unsure of your knowledge of lupus? Dr. Julian Magadan provides a basic understanding of lupus in this Lupus 101 Workshop

Oct. 24, 2015 9:00 am | Sheraton Charlotte Airport Hotel

15th Annual NC Lupus Summit

Patients, caregivers, and the medical community are invited to join us for a day devoted to those affected by lupus. The Annual NC Lupus Summit is the largest educational conference on lupus in the state and provides a variety of discussions led by physicians and other experts dedicated to solving the cruel mystery of lupus. This year's event will highlight aiming high to live a meaningful life.

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

North Florida Lupus Support Group (Orange Park)

Mar. 26, 2015 8:30 am

2015 Lupus Awareness Day at the Georgia State Capitol

New Date, Same Mission! Click here for details

May. 07, 2015 5:30 pm | LFA-Iowa Office

Des Moines Support Group