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2018 Teleconference Recordings
Lupus and Pregnancy

With Dr. David Gazeley, MD, Rheumatologist, Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin
Pregnancy is no longer considered an impossibility if you have lupus. Advancing technology and a better understanding of the disease and its effects on the boy have improved pregnancy outcomes over the last 40 years. Join us for this session to learn more about lupus and pregnancy.

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Lupus and Depression

With Brian Poole, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Brigham Young University
Life with lupus can be challenging. With symptoms that come and go, disease flares and remissions, and the uncertainty of what each day may bring, it’s normal to experience feelings of fear, frustration, anger, or sadness. However, there is a difference between temporary negative feelings and negative feelings that become overwhelming and long-lasting, which may signal a serious but treatable illness. Join us to learn more about depression and lupus, when to seek professional help, and how to recognize and properly treat symptoms.

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Tools for Living Well with Lupus

With Bené E. Williams, LMSW
Wellness can be defined as an “active process of becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life.” Learn tips and how to live well with lupus through self-management skills including communication, stress reduction, physical activity, a healthy diet and personal responsibility.

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Lupus and Intimacy

With Iris Zink, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, RN-BC
Sexual problems are frequent in many people with chronic diseases. Join Iris Zink as she discusses maintaining a healthy intimate relationship despite lupus.

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Research Update

With Samuel Pegram, M.D., Rheumatologist, The Rheumatic Disease Clinic of Houston
We know more about lupus research today than we did 10 years ago. Listen to this Ask the Experts Session and hear about the latest in lupus research.

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Lupus: Making the Diagnosis

With Stacy Ardoin, MD, adult and pediatric rheumatologist, OSU Wexner Medical Center, and Nationwide Children's Hospital
Lupus is a complex and multifaceted disease. It is difficult to diagnose because each person has different symptoms of varying degrees and they mimic many other diseases. The diagnosis can take years to confirm. Listen as a lupus expert discusses the process of making a lupus diagnosis. The presentation provides an overview of the ACR criteria, lupus signs and symptoms, and what a physician considers before making a diagnosis.

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The Holistic Approach to Diet and Lupus

With Carrie Holley-Hurt, Holistic Health Coach
In this teleconference, Carrie Holley-Hurt talked about the connection between diet and inflammation, and provided practical tools so you can create a diet that works for you by improving your quality of life.

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Reiki and Its Effects on Lupus

With Bryce Goebel, LRMT, Empowering You to Heal
Stress in those living with lupus affects the mind, body, and spirit in negative ways. Reiki treats the whole person, including body, emotions, mind and spirit, creating many beneficial effects that include chronic pain relief, reduction of negative side effects, and relaxation. Join us to learn about Reiki and how to use it to help manage your stress throughout your whole self.

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