Mental and Physical Wellness as You Age

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Living with lupus presents special challenges as you age, and it is critical to look after your mental and physical wellbeing as you move into your later years. It’s important to understand how lupus affects the aging process, and how the disease can change as you age. Mental Health Those with lupus often experience symptoms of […]

Advocacy in Action

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On March 21, 2017, two members of the Lupus LA team went to lobby on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C.  The trip was organized by the Lupus Research Alliance (LRA), our research partner and included lupus groups from all over the country.  We were able to meet with a number of legislative aids from our […]

Managing Your Time Realistically

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Most of us tend to over-commit on what we would like to get done on any given day.  This is problematic for anyone, but particularly so for someone with lupus. Some days you may be fine, but other days, you need to scale back on what you have planned. Here are some easy-to-implement ways to […]

Teens & Lupus

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At age 16, I was diagnosed with RA and systemic lupus. I had ignored/denied pain, fatigue, rash, and depression for months. As an outgoing teenager, I didn’t know how to communicate what was going on in my body. My Spanish teacher, who I consider my lifesaver, recognized my malar rash and sent me to the […]

Join us tomorrow at the Lupus Project Event!

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Lupus LA will be a special guest at The Lupus Project tomorrow. This event is designed to bring together individuals living with lupus and their families for a convenient, fun, informative, and social affair, where health focused businesses and lupus organizations can share about their products/resources. Click Here for more information We look forward to […]

Home Safety Checklist

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Is Your Home Safe? – The Full Checklist When we think about home safety, we often think about protecting our families, ourselves, and our property from theft and violence. However, home safety is also about being able to live in our homes without fear of hurting ourselves or some part of the house causing us […]

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 […]

The Power of Advocacy

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As part of our patient education conference earlier this year, we moderated an advocacy panel featuring social workers Liz Morasso, LCSW, Juana Mata, CSW, and Jessica Rowshandel, LMSW. To start, they each defined what advocacy means to them. For example, Juana shared that she believes advocacy “means to be a voice not only for myself but for […]