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Symptom Management for Sjogren’s Syndrome

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Symptom Management for Dry Eyes and Mouth Associated with Sjogren’s Syndrome By Laura Corrales and Swamy Venuturupalli, MD, F.A.C.R. Sjogren’s Syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune disease whose cardinal symptoms are dry eyes and mouth. This is because the immune system mistakenly targets the moisture-producing glands of the body, including the tear-producing glands of the eyes […]

A Night of Superheroes

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Please join us for Lupus LA’s largest fundraising event of the year. Since 2000, the Orange Ball has raised over $4 million for lupus research and local patient programs. This year, the Orange Ball is back on the “New York Street” set at Fox Studios! Join us on May 7th for an elegant street party, with fantastic food, live […]

Navigating Relationships with Lupus

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Lupus effects our relationships with different areas of our life. Each relationship requires energy. Despite the requirement for energy, which we may perceive not to have, positive relationships reenergize. And contrary to popular belief, we have control over these relationships. Our Relationship with Our Self It’s essential to develop a relationship with our self. Lupus […]

Pregnancy and Lupus

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As an obstetrician I am asked on a daily basis by my Lupus patients if it is safe for them to become pregnant. The majority of the times, my response is “yes”.  However I emphasize the need to prepare well before attempting to become pregnant…. Obstetrics is a team sport and pregnant Lupus patients are […]

LRI Researcher Identifies a Possible Cause of Lupus

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Lupus LA’s research partner, the Lupus Research Institute (LRI), has shared important results initiated with a LRI Novel Research Grant to Changchun Xiao, PhD of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), that have identified a molecule that plays a critical role in the development and progression of the disease. As reported by TSRI, higher than normal […]