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Living with Lupus

Social Determinants of Health and Lupus

Living with Lupus

Platelet Counts, Thrombocytopenia, and Lupus

Lupus can have far reaching impacts throughout the body. Low platelet count,...

Diagnosis

AI, Machine-Based Learning Software, and Lupus

Will artificial intelligence help us better understand lupus? The answer is yes,...

Diagnosis and Tests

FDA Approves Aurinia Pharmaceuticals’ LUPKYNIS for Adult Patients with Active Lupus Nephritis

LUPKYNIS (voclosporin) is the first FDA-approved oral therapy for lupus nephritis, a condition that causes irreversible kidney damage and increases the risk of kidney failure, cardiac events, and death. On Monday, January 25, 2021, Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved LUPKYNIS (voclosporin) to...

Federal Assistance

Hospital Readmission and Severe Lupus Disease Activity

Life with lupus can feel like a revolving door -- between your home, your rheumatologist's office, and the hospital. There are many costs associated with hospital readmission, including lost time and risk of catching a disease. So, how can Lupus Warriors and hospitals work together to avoid...

Living with Lupus

Overcoming Difficulties Maintaining Employment with Lupus

Lupus can get in the way of many aspects of day-to-day life. Working with lupus is possible – but may require some adjustments and a little self-forgiveness. Muscular weakness, fatigue, stress, and doctors’ appointments can make work and school difficult for people...

Living with Lupus

Home Medical Devices, Independence, and Lupus

Equipping yourself with the right tools can help you live more independently and happily at home. The right tool  makes all the difference. The adage holds for healthcare as well with more equipment being available for use at home than ever before.

Diagnosis and Tests

New Lab Test Identifies Lupus Flare Risk 12 Weeks in Advance

New blood test, aiSLE™ DX Flare Risk Index, identifies lupus flare risk up to 12 weeks in advance. The lab test is now available for clinical use. Note: Progentec Diagnostics, Inc., the company that developed aiSLE™ DX Flare Risk Index, also powers LupusCornerLife with lupus comes...

Living with Lupus

Social Media, Chronic Diseases, and Lupus

Social media can be a great tool for learning about lupus and connecting with other Lupus Warriors. But, there can be pitfalls with using the tech. We humans are social animals, and we like to connect with each other. The most popular apps in the world...

Federal Assistance

Disability Benefits, Supplemental Income, and Lupus

Disability benefits and supplemental security income (SSI) can act as a financial “safety net” for people with severe symptoms of lupus. Lupus brings large bills for medications, treatments, and lab tests. It also makes it harder to work full time. The financial realities of living with lupus can force choices...

Health Insurance

Health Insurance for Lupus Warriors | Q&A Forum

Finding the perfect health insurance plan when living with lupus can be difficult. It requires research, analysis of personal health needs, & an understanding of risk tolerances. For this month's Q&A Forum, Lupus Warriors share their personal experiences choosing health insurance. Finding the right insurance to encompass your lupus...

Day-to-Day Living

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...