Resources

Life Insurance and Lupus

Medications

TULIP 2 Phase III and Type 1 Interferon Lupus Treatments

Anifrolumab, a promising type 1 interferon medication, passed its second Phase III...

Lupus Stats

Mortality Rates, Treatment Effectiveness, & Lupus

Are new lupus treatment strategies keeping people healthier? A 42-year longitudinal study found improved...

Federal Assistance

Financial Assistance & Benefits for Life with Lupus

Lupus medications and treatment are expensive. A little help can go a long way. Many financial assistance programs are available to Lupus Warriors. Regular clinic visits, laboratory tests, and prescription medications are essential for battling lupus and for living your best life. But, the costs can add...

Polls

Butterfly Rash (Malar): Telltale Lupus Symptom?

The butterfly rash is a reddish purple facial rash that appears on the faces of many Lupus Warriors. 31% - 65% of people with lupus experience the skin symptom. Many associations, funds, bloggers, and lupus advocates include a butterfly in their logos. This symbol is common as a reference to the...

Federal Assistance

Affording Medications for Lupus: Programs & Assistance

The pain and fatigue of lupus doesn't just take a toll on your body. Affording medications can hurt your wallet. Out-of-pocket costs for medications and uncovered portions of clinical visits can be a major headache -- and cause some people to forego potential treatments altogether. While research and development of...

Research

Spotlight On: Judith James, M.D., Ph.D.

As both a board-certified rheumatologist and internationally-acclaimed researcher, Dr. Judith James has been instrumental in improving the lives of people with lupus & other rheumatic diseases. Even as a child, Judith James was planning for a career in medicine. “When I was 4, I told my pediatrician that I...

Health Insurance

Health Insurance, Getting Coverage, & Lupus

Finding the perfect health insurance plan when living with lupus requires research, analysis of personal health needs, & an understanding of risk tolerances. Health insurance (and insurance in general) works by collecting dues from members and then making payments for members that experience a qualifying event....

Day-to-Day Living

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 risk factor for different kinds of cancers, infections, cardiovascular...

Local Support

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 going through. Life with an invisible illness can be tough....

Resources

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 a particular cause, policy, or...

Day-to-Day Living

A Mental Health Professional Answers the Top 4 Questions

You're a lupus pro. You know when to call your rheumatologist, dermatologist, or your PCP. But when do you call for mental health support? Making the decision to reach out to a mental health professional, and following through with contacting someone, is a big step. We had more questions than answers...