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 […]

New Year, New Beginnings

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Happy 2017! January is always a great month to reflect and create new goals for the year. Imagine into the future and in December 2017 thinking: Wow, this year was really great! I laughed a lot, experienced a lot, and achieved a lot! The important thing to remember when setting new goals is to take […]

Help #LupusLA #EraseLupus and #SeeHAMILTON

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There are more than 1.5 MILLION Americans with lupus and over 60,000 in Greater Los Angeles alone. If you could make a difference in someone’s struggle with lupus, what would it be? Would it be finding a cure? Discovering a new treatment? Offering words of encouragement or financial support? Or would it be something else? Help […]