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…
Hospitalizations for Lupus Symptoms
Hospitalizations can seem hard to avoid when battling lupus, co-morbid conditions, infection, and more. People with lupus often experience many symptoms that seem to come and go. It can be difficult to know when to go to the hospital and when…
Benlysta as an Add-On Treatment: German Cohort
New research examines belimumab, better known by the brand name, Benlysta, as an add-on therapy for people with lupus. Researchers in Germany conducted an observational study of Benlysta use in the real world as an add-on treatment for lupus (SLE). After using…
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…
Affording Expensive Lupus Medications
The pain and fatigue of lupus doesn't just take a toll on your body. Expensive 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…