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Positive Affirmations and Lupus

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Caffeine Intake and Lupus | Staying Alert

Should you drink that brew? Coffee and other caffeine-containing foods are a...

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Patient-Reported Outcomes, Quality of Life, and Lupus

Many aspects of lupus can't be recorded with tests. Patient-reported outcomes help...

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Lupus Self-Management and Communication Strategies

An essential part of successful self-management (the management of one’s own condition and symptoms) is to communicate with others, not to do it on one’s own. What is self-management? Self-management is the continuous engagement in your illness, by actively participating in the...

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Steroid Tapering, Health Benefits, & Lupus

The best daily steroid dose for lupus can change. Strategic dosing is an important part of managing lupus. A new study shows that successful steroid tapering of prednisone has increased since 2000. During a lupus flare, you want to feel better. But, the strategies that work to get...

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The Weather and Lupus Symptoms

The old myth of achy joints predicting the weather? More true than we know. Changes in the atmosphere can trigger symptoms and flares for people with rheumatic diseases, including lupus. Both studies and patients report that the weather and atmospheric conditions can have an...

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Celiac Disease, the Immune System, and Lupus

Many Lupus Warriors also have celiac disease, an autoimmune disease that manifests as an abnormal sensitivity to gluten. The two diseases can be intertwined – with one’s symptoms affecting the other.  Having a sensitivity to gluten is a common experience. Gluten is a protein found...

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Jennifer Shrier, LCSW: Emphasizing Support and Teletherapy

"Let’s Talk about Teletherapy the Same Way We Talk About Home Workouts and Toilet Paper." Jennifer Shrier, LCSW Jennifer Shrier LCSW is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with...

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Hygiene Practices, Cleanliness, and Lupus

Good hygiene, the practice of keeping yourself and your living space clean, is an important part of remaining healthy. These days, it's absolutely essential for everyone, including Lupus Warriors. Hygiene comes from the Greek word “Hygieninos” which translates roughly as “healthful.” The word also is related to Hygia, the...

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Tattoos and Lupus: Is There a Risk?

Tattoos are a part of many cultures and en vogue these days. But, what are the potential risks for Lupus Warriors? Tattoos are a permanent image on the skin formed by injecting and embedding tiny particles of pigment into it. These particles are suspended in...

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Coronavirus and Lupus | Things to Know

Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, is a respiratory disease related to the common cold. Although most healthy people do not need to worry about the disease, people with lupus should be careful. This disease has been in the news lately, and COVID-19 (short for Coronavirus disease 2019) may well be...

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College and Life with Lupus: Services & Strategies

Living with lupus means dealing with plenty of challenges, and college can add to the list. But, university services can offer support to help you stay on track. Transitioning from being a child with lupus to being an adult with lupus is hard enough. But, add in going...