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News & Stories

Video | Dec. 18, 2014

Impact of the Gut Metagenome on Autoimmunity

Dr. Diane Kamen is investigating whether microbes in the gut are capable of contributing to the development of lupus in African Americans with a genetic predisposition for the disease.

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. 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.

Oct. 04, 2016 7:00 pm | Teleconference

Lupus & Dental Health

Join us to learn about how dental health relates to lupus and managing symptoms.

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.

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. 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.

Oct. 18, 2014 10:00 am | Teleconference

Ask The Experts: Lupus and Disability

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

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

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

North Florida Lupus Support Group (Orange Park)

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

Des Moines Support Group