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2013 Ask the Experts Teleconference Recordings

Lupus: Ask the Experts is a series of live educational teleconferences and pre-recorded webcasts on a variety of topics designed to provide you with important information about living with lupus. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from some of the world’s leading lupus experts from the comfort and privacy of your home.

Lupus and Employment - 02.23.13

Managing the Doctor/Patient Relationship - 03.14.13

Lupus and Cognitive Dysfunction – 4.18.13

Living with Lupus – 05.11.13

Lupus and the Kidneys - 06.20.13

Lupus and Overlapping Disease - 09.04.13

Lupus and Women's Issues - 10.10.13

Lupus and Complementary Therapies - 11.13.13


Lupus and Employment - 02.23.13
with Rachel D. Ziolkowski, Esq.
Senior Counsel
Gruber Hurst Johansen Hail Shank LLP

Learn more about how lupus can affect life on the job, your rights in the workplace, how you can maximize security and benefits and manage stress when dealing with lupus and employment.

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Managing the Doctor/Patient Relationship - 03.14.13
with Melissa Hughes, MD
Former GA Chapter Board Member

Part of thriving with lupus is effectively communicating with the members of your health care team so that your care is managed better and in the end, you feel better. As Dr.Hughes states,"You are driving the bus!"

Personal Medical Records Forms- download to help you keep track of your doctor visits, medications, allergies and much more.

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Lupus and Cognitive Dysfunction – 4.18.13
with Michael Parsons, PhD
Cleveland Clinic

As many as half of all people with lupus describe feelings of confusion, fatigue, memory loss, and difficulty expressing their thoughts. This collection of symptoms is termed cognitive dysfunction. Learn more about "lupus fog", its symptoms and treatment options.

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Living with Lupus – 5.11.13
with Stacy D. Kennedy, M.D., M.B.A.
Rowan Diagnostic Clinic, Salisbury, N.C.

An introduction to lupus and how to manage it effectively for the newly diagnosed or anyone who wants to gain more insight into the disease. Learn more about current, medically accurate information on lupus, its symptoms, treatments and coping techniques.

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Lupus and the Kidneys - 06.20.13
with Jack Waterman, DO, FACOI
Nephrology Associates of the Palm Beaches

An estimated 1 in 3 people living with lupus will develop kidney issues that require medical attention and treatment. Learn more about the signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options as it relates to kidney involvement.

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Lupus and Overlapping Disease – 09.04.13
with Mark Box, MD
Kansas City Internal Medicine, St. Joseph Health Center
Although lupus most often occurs alone, many people with lupus also have characteristics of one or more of the other connective tissue diseases, such as scleroderma or rheumatoid arthritis. This is called overlap disease. Learn more about common connective tissue diseases that may overlap with a lupus diagnosis and how they are treated and managed.

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Lupus and Women's Issues
with Anupama Shahane, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Rheumatology
University of Pennsylvania

More than 90 percent of people with lupus are women between the ages of 15 and 45. Having lupus increases your risk of other health problems that are common in women. Women living with lupus also face a variety of concerns from pregnancy to body image issues. Learn how to live better with lupus and cope with issues many women face after a lupus diagnosis.

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Alternative and Complementary Therapies
with Donald E. Thomas, Jr., MD, FACP, FACR, CCD
Arthritis and Pain Associates of PG County

Learn about complementary therapies and lifestyle changes one can incorporate into their daily routine to enhance health and maximize lupus control. Patients will gain a better idea of why rheumatologists make certain recommendations about supplements, herbs, medications, and more.

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