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News & Stories

Blog | Aug. 19, 2014

Parenting and Back to School

Farah Jasmine, author of the blog High Heels and Training Wheels, discusses some of the difficulties of taking part in some of the most typical parts of being a parent: back to school shopping and school activities.

Podcasts | Jun. 26, 2014

Epigenetics in Lupus

Epigenetics is a field of science that examines factors which influence whether genes are turned on or off when cells are replicated, which can influence whether a person might develop a specific disease, such as lupus.

Podcasts | Mar. 04, 2013

Lupus and Stress

Ask the Expert: Cindy Coney provides an information on ways to reduce stress and improve well-being.

Podcasts | May. 28, 2012

Coping with Lupus

Dr. Karen Costenbader of the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston provides information about ways people living with lupus can better cope with the disease.

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 | 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 | Jul. 01, 2011

Sun Rules: 5 Facts to Know About Summer Sun Safety

Sun-related topics take on special importance for people with lupus. Here are five facts you need to know for a safer summer.

Video | Feb. 17, 2011

B Cells and Immune Regulation in Human Lupus

Dr. William Stohl of the University of Southern California discusses the relationships among various parts of the immune system and their role in triggering lupus.

Video | Feb. 11, 2011

Perspectives on B-cell Research in Lupus

Dr. Gregg Silverman discusses B-cells and how they contribute to the development of lupus and offers insight on the future direction of lupus research.

Video | Feb. 09, 2011

Apoptosis and Microparticles in the Development of Lupus

Dr. David Pisetsky of Duke University Medical Center discusses the role of apoptosis (programmed cell death) and microparticles in triggering lupus.

Video | Feb. 09, 2011

Immune Response to DNA and its Role in Causing Lupus

Dr. David Pisetsky of Duke University Medical Center discusses immune response to DNA and its role in stimulating lupus.

Magazine | Mar. 01, 2010

Practical Tips for Living with Sjögren’s and Raynaud’s


Events

Nov. 13, 2014 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Ask The Experts: Lupus and Stress

Learn how to reduce and cope with stress.

Oct. 18, 2014 10:00 am | Teleconference

Ask The Experts: Lupus and Disability

What you need to know to help with issues surrounding disability.

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.

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

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.