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News & Stories

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

May. 31, 2014 | Florida

Michael Jon Barlin Scholarship

LFA Florida is privileged to offer an annual $5,000 scholarship to support educational expenses of a Florida resident diagnosed with 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.

Jun. 04, 2014 7:00 pm—Jul. 04, 2014 8:00 pm | Teleconferences

Ask the Experts:Pediatric Lupus

Learn about what to expect in the future for a child living with lupus.

May. 01, 2014 7:00 pm | Teleconferences

Ask the Experts: Living with Lupus :An Insider’s Perspective

Educate yourself on the basics such as the criteria for diagnosing lupus, understanding laboratory results, treatment options, and other do’s and don’ts to help you live better with lupus.

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.