Smoking, e-Cigarettes, Nicotine, & Lupus
Many of the dangers of smoking cigarettes, including cancers, COPD, and emphysema, are well known. For Lupus Warriors, it's also important to understand the impacts of nicotine on the immune system. Cigarette smoke, including secondhand smoke, is well-known as a…
Where Can I Find a Local Support Group?
We're glad you're part of the LupusCorner community! Looking for additional resources or an in-person support group? For many people, having lupus can be an isolating and scary proposition. Your friends and loved ones may not understand what you are…
Political Advocacy, Patient Experience, and Lupus
The role of the patient is shifting both inside and outside of the clinic. Engagement and political advocacy are helping shape the future of people living with lupus. In the simplest form, an advocate is someone who supports or recommends…
Atrial Fibrillation, Hydroxychloroquine, and Lupus
Hydroxychloroquine, also known as Plaquenil or HCQ, reduces the risk of atrial fibrillation for people with lupus by 67% according to a recent study. HCQ is a commonly-prescribed oral drug for systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Originally an anti-malarial drug, HCQ…
Type I Interferon & the Lupus TULIP Study
Living with lupus can mean feeling like your own body is working against you. Recent research into new treatments is exploring the effectiveness of type I interferons, a specific type of cytokine, for lupus relief. On August 31, 2018, AstraZeneca…
Telemedicine, Technology, and Lupus
Over the years, advances in technology and rapid adoption by healthcare systems have made telemedicine a beneficial lupus management strategy. Telemedicine refers to clinical care delivered from a distance - often using a smartphone to video chat with clinical care…
Disability Benefits & Lupus: Options & Processes
For #LupusWarriors who cannot work due to severe symptoms, there are certain government benefits for people with a qualifying disability. Continue reading to learn how disability works and how to file a claim. What Is 'Disability'? The American Disabilities Act was…
Job Searching, Work, and Lupus
Dealing with job searching AND lupus can seem overwhelming and scary. With the right information and some practical tips, the process might not be that arduous. Continue reading to learn about overcoming job searching lupus challenges. Job searching is already a…
Lupus Research: Strategies & Methods
Lupus research is critical for developing new treatments, diagnostics, and wellness strategies. There are often more questions than answers when it comes to lupus research. It can be quite frustrating to see contradictory information about treatments or lifestyle changes. After…
Dementia, Cognitive Impairment, & Lupus
Difficulties with memory and recall are common challenges with lupus. And, new research suggests SLE can increase the risk of dementia. Many Lupus Warriors experience feelings of confusion and forgetfulness as a result of lupus. In fact, surveys have shown that up…