Join us at the Patient Conference on 9/22 at UCLA!

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Patient Conferences The “Latest on Lupus” Patient Conference will be held on Saturday, September 22nd at the UCLA Medical Center in the Tamkin Auditorium. Registration is now open and we invite you to join us as we learn more about living with lupus and the latest updates in research. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Latest on Lupus […]

For Highly Sun-Sensitive Patients

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A few people (less than 5 percent) are extremely sensitive to ultraviolet light and need to take extra precautions. For most people, the reason for the heightened sensitivity is because they carry a specific type of antibody: the anti-SSA (Ro) antibody. Taking Some Simple Protective Steps People with this heightened sensitivity can do some helpful […]

What Lupus Patients Need to Know About Sunscreens and Sunblock

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During 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 […]

Managing Lupus with Everyday Exercise

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With an estimated 1.5 million Americans living with Lupus, it’s important to know how to live your everyday life, which includes diet, lifestyle, and exercise. Exercise can be a key factor in taking back control when you are dealing with chronic pain, joint aches, and inflammation. As well as pain management related to Lupus, regular exercise […]

What You Should Know About the Sun

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Did you know?  Sixty to 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 […]

Join Michael B. Jordan and Lupus LA for MBJAM18!

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MBJAM is back! Lupus LA Ambassador Michael B. Jordan invites you to join him and his family for fun and games in Hollywood, to benefit Lupus LA. Join us on Saturday, July 28th at Dave & Buster’s for a fundraiser like no other! Michael created MBJAM last year to raise awareness and funds for lupus research […]

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 […]

How Gardening Can Help With Lupus

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For those with Lupus, the idea of exercise in any form can be daunting, and depending upon the type of Lupus, there can be a wide range of things that need to be avoided. Recent research has shown that Lupus symptoms can be alleviated by exercise but that this is not without cost. In some cases those costs are […]

World Lupus Day with Juana Mata

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In March, Los Angeles social worker Juana Mata was honored as the 48th Assembly District’s “Woman of the Year” by California State Assemblywoman Blanca Rubio. But Rubio was only confirming what many in the California lupus community already knew: Juana is a powerhouse who is just as committed to lupus advocacy and her family as she […]

A Modern Supper Club

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THURSDAY, MAY 3, 2018, 6:30 PM Join us for an evening of cocktails, dinner, and dancing at Orange Ball: A Modern Supper Club!  Guests will enjoy a steakhouse-style dinner, awards, and live music as we celebrate the achievements made in the world of lupus. To purchase tickets or tribute journal ads, please click the BUY […]