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News & Stories

Video | Jan. 15, 2009

Target Awareness: Lupus

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

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.

Blog | Dec. 23, 2013

Lupus Featured in 2013 Google Zeitgeist

It's no surprise that lupus was featured on the Google Zeigest list, not once, but three times in 2013. Read more.

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.

Podcasts | Apr. 30, 2012

Understanding Lupus

Lupus Foundation of America Medical Director Dr. Joan Merrill provides an overview of lupus and its health effects.

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.


Events

Sep. 04, 2014 7:30 pm—Sep. 04, 2015 12:00 am | Via Teleconference

2014 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!  

Nov. 13, 2014 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Ask The Experts: Lupus and Stress

Learn how to reduce and cope with stress.

Sep. 18, 2014 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Ask The Experts: Nutrition and Rheumatic Diseases

Good nutrition is key to an overall treatment of lupus.

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.

Sep. 27, 2014 10:00 am | St. Louis, MO

Lupus Education Conference - Saint Louis

Register Today for the Annual Lupus Education Conference in St. Louis

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.

Feb. 18, 2014 8:30 am

Lupus Awareness Day at the Georgia State Capitol

Register today for this empowering day! Let's take lupus from a whisper to a shout!

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.

Nov. 02, 2013 1:00 pm | Evergreen Hospital Medical Center

Understanding Lupus & New Treatment Approaches

Educational symposium to be presented by LFA, PNW and Sisters Against Lupus (SAL)