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…
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…
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…
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…