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Help 23andMe Accelerate Lupus Research

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Last year, 23andMe and Pfizer, Inc. launched a collaborative study focused on the genetics of the autoimmune disease known as lupus. Their goal is to enroll 5,000 people with the disease, which affects about 1.5 million people in the United States alone. Already, the study has amassed over 4,000 participants. “The ability to effectively personalize […]

What Lupus Patients Need to Know About Sunscreens and Sunblocks

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For the last 20-30 years, Americans have become wiser about sun protection.  Unfortunately, the sunscreens that received FDA approval at that time did not provide full-spectrum coverage.  The emphasis was on protecting against ultraviolet B (the burning rays). For patients with lupus, protection against ultraviolet A is just as important.  Sun from the A spectrum […]

Connect with Others

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Have you considered joining one of our Support Groups? Attending a Support Group is a great way to connect with others and to learn more about living well with lupus. We have three support groups meeting tomorrow, Saturday August 13th and we would love to see you there! Loom 4 Lupus Adult Support Group Bilingual […]

What You Should Know About the Sun

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Did you know?   Sixty-seventy percent of lupus patients report that they suffer irritation or achiness after being in the sun. If you have been out in the sun and feel particularly achy that evening, remember that the cause may be too much sun. And while this may seem unfair, remember that everyone who is health-conscious […]