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  • Breakthrough opens door to safer lupus drugs

    Lupus News From Medical News Today
    14 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    A ground-breaking discovery by Monash University researchers could revolutionise treatments given to lupus sufferers, saving thousands of people each year from serious illness or death caused by...
  • Aurinia Announces Results of Annual General Meeting

    Lupus News
    27 May 2015 | 4:01 pm
    A total of 24,371,491 shares were represented at the Meeting, being 75.54% of the Company's issued and outstanding common shares. The shareholders voted on and approved all matters brought before the Meeting, including the election of the directors of the Company and the reappointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Chartered Accountants as auditors of the Company.
  • OSU Student With Lupus Gets Nasty Note On Car

    Lupus News
    29 May 2015 | 7:14 pm
    … Ohio State University student has lupus, an autoimmune disease, and sometimes … with a detailed explanation of lupus, and of why her daughter … to friends or professors about lupus. "Sometimes she'll … lupus. May is a national awareness month for the disease.   "Lupus …
  • Together We Are Making a Difference

    Latest News from the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation
    kristen
    22 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    21st Century Cures Act Unanimously Approved by Committee The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) and the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) commend the members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee for their bipartisan work on behalf of patients to develop and unani read more
  • Lupus Awareness Day held today - Selma Times-Journal

    lupus - Google News
    29 May 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Lupus Awareness Day held todaySelma Times-JournalThe Lupus Warriors support group in Dallas County will have its first Lupus Awareness Day Saturday at the Alexis Hunter Memorial Park behind Selma High School. The day will welcome individuals with lupus, caretakers and those interested in becoming ...
 
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  • Aurinia Announces Results of Annual General Meeting

    27 May 2015 | 4:01 pm
    A total of 24,371,491 shares were represented at the Meeting, being 75.54% of the Company's issued and outstanding common shares. The shareholders voted on and approved all matters brought before the Meeting, including the election of the directors of the Company and the reappointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Chartered Accountants as auditors of the Company.
  • New Study: Anthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ANTH) - Financial and Strategic SWOT Analysis Review

    27 May 2015 | 8:42 am
    The company develops and commercializes products to treat serious diseases associated with inflammation and autoimmune diseases. Its clinical stage clinical pipeline includes systemic lupus erythematosus, IgA nephropathy and lupus nephritis.
  • 1950s drug is future heart treatment

    22 May 2015 | 2:58 am
    Oxford University researchers have found a promising future treatment for heart disease, going back to a drug first developed in 1950. Hydroxychloroquine was created to combat malaria, and was later found to be useful in the treatment of Lupus and rheumatoid arthritis.
  • Lupus Awareness Month: NJ patients, doctor discuss the 'violent, unpredictable' disease

    17 May 2015 | 6:14 am
    "A violent, unpredictable animal," said Dr. Stephen Soloway, M.D. , of Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates of South Jersey in Vineland . Soloway, who sees approximately 500 Lupus patients throughout the world, said Lupus is triggered by a malfunction of the B-Lymphocytes - a type of white blood cell.
  • #HIGHFIVE4LUPUS campaign launched for Lupus Awareness Month

    14 May 2015 | 11:28 am
    With National Lupus Awareness Month underway, you may be wondering how you can help raise awareness or even donate to help raise the necessary funds to help find a cure. Lupus LA has launched the High Five For Lupus campaign to raise money to find a cure for lupus.
 
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    Latest News from the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation

  • Together We Are Making a Difference

    kristen
    22 May 2015 | 1:00 pm
    21st Century Cures Act Unanimously Approved by Committee The Lupus Research Institute (LRI) and the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) commend the members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee for their bipartisan work on behalf of patients to develop and unani read more
  • Dr. George C. Tsokos Selected as 2015 Recipient of the Lupus Insight Prize

    kristen
    21 May 2015 | 5:57 am
    NEW YORK, NY (May 21, 2015) – George C. Tsokos, M.D., Chief of the Rheumatology Division at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, has been selected as the 2015 recipient of the Lupus Insight Prize. read more
  • Advocating for Enforcement of Affordable Care Act

    kristen
    18 May 2015 | 8:00 am
    Along with the more than 200 patient organizations of the “I Am (Still) Essential” coalition, the Lupus Research Institute and S.L.E. Lupus Foundation successfully advocated for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make critical changes in Essential Health Benefits for 2016 that protect patients. read more
  • Lupus & You: Beyond the Basics 2015

    kristen
    14 May 2015 | 6:13 am
    Lupus can attack any part of the body. But how does a patient cope with the damage? This year’s Patient Education Series Lupus & You: Beyond the Basics featured talks by two renowned lupus specialists on how to take control of lupus in the kidneys and the brain. Follow the links to read summaries of each presentation if you missed it or want to review. Lupus in the Brain Meggan Mackay, M.D. The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research read more
  • S.L.E. Lupus Foundation and LRI in Albany for Lupus Awareness Month in State of New York

    kristen
    13 May 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Urges Public to Learn About Disease Symptoms ALBANY, NY, May 13, 2015 – As members of the Lupus Agencies of New York State, the S.L.E. Lupus Foundation and Lupus Research Institute are at the State Capitol for the Annual Lupus Awareness Day to call public attention to lupus—a debilitating disease that affects an estimated 105,400 New Yorkers, 1.5 million Americans, and 5 million people worldwide. read more
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  • Lupus Awareness Day held today - Selma Times-Journal

    29 May 2015 | 6:26 pm
    Lupus Awareness Day held todaySelma Times-JournalThe Lupus Warriors support group in Dallas County will have its first Lupus Awareness Day Saturday at the Alexis Hunter Memorial Park behind Selma High School. The day will welcome individuals with lupus, caretakers and those interested in becoming ...
  • Lupus Nephritis: Multiple Factors for Tx Success - MedPage Today

    29 May 2015 | 9:13 am
    MedPage TodayLupus Nephritis: Multiple Factors for Tx SuccessMedPage TodayThe identification of clinical, serologic, and demographic factors during induction treatment of lupus nephritis correlated with outcome related to either achieving complete remission or failing treatment during the maintenance phase, a post-hoc
  • 'The great imitator:' Lupus awareness events aim to educate public about ... - The Times and Democrat

    26 May 2015 | 11:02 pm
    The Times and Democrat'The great imitator:' Lupus awareness events aim to educate public about The Times and DemocratThe staff and students at Hunter Kinard Tyler Middle School celebrated “Put On Purple Day” on May 15 in order to spread awareness about lupus, a chronic autoimmune disease. Staff and students wore purple on that day and enjoyed a cake decorated with a ...Living With Lupus: 12-Year-Old Leani Castro Shares Her StoryPacific News Centerall 2 news articles »
  • The 21st Annual 5K Run and Walk for Lupus - NBC Bay Area

    26 May 2015 | 3:18 pm
    NBC Southern CaliforniaThe 21st Annual 5K Run and Walk for LupusNBC Bay AreaBe a part of Northern California's largest annual lupus awareness event and help spread awareness for the lupus community at Drumbeat to a Lupus Cure – The 21st Annual 5K Run and Walk for Lupus. Like the beat of the drum that serves as a call to action ...Join NBC4's Kathy Vara in Pasadena at Walk with Us to Cure Lupus WalkNBC Southern Californiaall 2 news articles »
  • Henrico woman shares story for Lupus Awareness Month - WRIC

    25 May 2015 | 3:42 pm
    WRICHenrico woman shares story for Lupus Awareness MonthWRICRICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — Now that the unofficial start of summer is here, a lot of us are excited about soaking up the sun. For many Lupus patients, though, this time of year can be especially aggravating to their condition that already causes so much pain.Purple Passion: Lupus awareness events spread information, education about The Tand D.comall 3 news articles »
 
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  • How Do You Do It?

    jestlamar2015
    21 May 2015 | 4:53 pm
    Most of us with a chronic illness or chronic pain will hear the following questions & comments – “How do you do it?”, “Where do you find the energy/strength?”, “I could never handle what you have to go through every day.” “You shouldn’t do that, (travel, exercise, go out…), you might get sick.” OK… first things first – Yes you could, if you had to, because honestly you have no choice. This is my life now, has been for at least 20 years, I can either crawl under the covers and cry myself to sleep – or I can learn how to deal with it. I refuse to allow Lupus to…
  • Lupus News Roundup – April/May 2015

    Ro
    21 May 2015 | 1:42 pm
    It’s that time again! As you know, posts have been held up lately, so here is the catch-up edition of the Life Despite Lupus monthly news roundup. Just joining us? Every month I post interesting lupus-related news items from the web. If you have something to share with the lupus community, feel free to contact me here. It might not be lupus – links found between steroid use and organ damage – Lupus News Today Mycophenolate Mofetil (Cellcept) and Azathioprine (Imuran) shown to work equally for lupus nephritis over long term – Renal and Urology News Lupus-triggering protein…
  • Crohn's Rearing

    ashpauls
    21 May 2015 | 12:14 pm
    Well I had my G I appointment yesterday.  Good news, is he doesn’t believe the foot pain is from my Humira!  We’ll keep an eye on it with blood work, but apparently low B12 will do the same thing, and cause really bad nerve pain, etc.  So he’s keeping an eye on that too since he hasn’t been, and where it is absorbed is where my scar tissue is, so I will double what I am taking now in vitamins and see what happens. Bad news is… he wants to do a scope. I FREAKIN HATE SCOPES!  They never get easier, and I will have to totally abolish my diet plan bc I cannot eat…
  • This Week in Chic

    ceethrufashion
    21 May 2015 | 8:19 am
    I’m like Hey, What’s up, HELLO!!  Hey ya’ll! Lol. This lupus fighter is having a good week so far, feeling good and not very achy, so I am WINNING and I hope you are too! Of course, I am here for some fashion sharing with my favorite celebrity looks I discovered this week.  Most of them are from my style crushes but they all look amazing. I love the sexy, classy elegance displayed from all my choices because I am definitely not one to show major skin and definitely believe that you can cover up and still be flyer than ever!  Moving from CT to FL was definitely…
  • Flight of the Butterflies Fact 21

    lupusincolor
    21 May 2015 | 7:25 am
    Butterflies of Hope Flight of the Butterflies Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace! May 21 Lupus Fact To treat lupus, doctors use very strong medications that often have serious side effects. Immunosuppressant drugs are commonly prescribed for lupus warriors. Just like the name suggests, these drugs suppress the immune system, which stops the immune system’s ability to attack the body. However, it also puts people at a higher risk for catching illnesses and developing cancer. Benlysta is the only one drug specifically designed to…
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  • A Few Extremely Helpful Diet Apps

    Florence
    17 May 2015 | 5:35 am
    There are millions of people who have a weight problem and most of them are looking for a way to solve this problem. If you are one of these people or you simply want to keep your current weight, you should know that there is a very simple way to do that and it comes in the form of mobile apps. We live in a very fast world where almost every student, businessperson or even small kids eats fast food. Some people may have a good metabolism or actively organized lifestyle, but most of them don’t have a lifestyle like this. In these situations gaining weight can be a serious problem. This is…
  • Pursuing a Teaching Degree

    Florence
    1 May 2015 | 5:22 am
    No matter whether you’re fresh out of high school or an older adult an education is important. Pursing a degree can open up new windows. A teaching degree is one way to expand your education. Teachers can pursue a fellowship that offers a 30,000 to pay for your master’s degree. A teaching degree allows you to reach people and give them the same gift of learning. We don’t get any younger so there’s nothing wrong with starting an education whether you’re 18 or 76. Being human were all life time learners so a Woodrow Wilson fellowship will open new many doors. A teaching fellowship…
  • Chipped Teeth and Dentist

    Florence
    26 Apr 2015 | 5:22 am
    When I was pregnant with my daughter pieces of my teeth were chipping off for no reason. I didn’t put all the pieces together until four years ago. I’ve had a severe vitamin D since at least my teenage years. I’ve had to go to the dentist to fill in the chips and cracks on my teeth. I still have several chipped teeth that need fixed soon. I need to find a cosmetic dentist like austin cosmetic dentists to fix my teeth.
  • House rennovations are your worst nightmare

    Florence
    10 Apr 2015 | 6:06 am
    We have recently purchased a house with the intent of renovating before moving in. We had our builder all lined up and then due to a disagreement over how much money he deserved for building our property we have completely been disillusioned by the whole process and are now entertainig the idea of going down the Owner Builder path. The renovations are going to be quite extensive and with my sons insesant need to find kik usernames to satisfy his every which sexting desires ontop of my chronic conditions you quickly get a picture of how much of a nightmare this is turning into. Owner building…
  • Support During Pregnancy

    Florence
    5 Mar 2015 | 6:43 pm
    New mothers have a lot more questions than experienced mothers. Setting up a support system is important especially for someone with a chronic illness. Being covered by nib health insurance is helpful. Find a trusted friend or relative is helpful. Asking the person to stay with you for a few days is helpful. One of the biggest fears when living with a chronic illness is passing it on to your child. Asking your doctor questions about the illness may give you some peace of mind. Everyone’s illness is different so there’s no way to predict the severity of the illness. Not all illnesses are…
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  • The newest Sanibel Pillfold is here! Just in time for your summer vacation!

    29 May 2015 | 9:45 am
    The new Sanibel pillfold is here! I love the way the newest member of our navy line turned out. Named after the sandy, shelling beaches of Sanibel Island that I've visited since I was a kid, I hope you consider taking the snazzy, Sanibel pill organizer on your next summer vacation!
  • GSK Lupus Summit: Lupus Bloggers Unite...with patient friendly GSK Big Pharma!

    27 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    #GSKsummit on Lupus @shanelleG @LeslieRott @LAlupuslady LupusAdventurer @cmswrites @TiffanyAndLupus @marlajan @despitelupus About two weeks ago, I had the pleasure of attending a lupus blogger summit in downtown Philadelphia. Hosted by GlaxoSmithKline, the makers of Benlysta, the #GSK Summit brought together a handful of lupus bloggers from across the nation, in order to share and discuss the strides GSK is making in the land of lupus, create awareness, and to meet others who are equally as passionate about advocating for lupus! To say that the event was inspiring is an…
  • GSK Lupus Summit: "L" is for Lupus!

    26 May 2015 | 11:11 am
    A teaser for tomorrow's blog post...the lupus attendees of the #GSK Summit in Philadelphia earlier this month. You've never heard lupus discussed with such passion before! Thanks, GSK for bringing us together! 
  • The Pillbags do Memorial Day!

    25 May 2015 | 8:58 am
    A little red, white and blue to honor those who serve our country. Thank you for all you do!
  • The Lupus Research Study - Pfizer, LRI, and 23andMe. Exploring the role of genetics and lupus!

    20 May 2015 | 4:00 am
    It's been survey central here at Despite Lupus headquarters!I've recently participated in several lupus surveys, one of which led to a video interview for a study about photosensitivity and lupus, and another which prompted me to join a lupus research study to help better understand genetics and lupus. I had planned to simply pass along the genetics study information in a post, but I thought I needed to know what was involved before recommended it. In doing so, I got hooked! So now I'm doing the study, and would welcome some company!The study is a joint effort between Pfizer, the Lupus…
 
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