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Federal Assistance

Disability Benefits, Supplemental Income, and Lupus

Health Insurance

Health Insurance for Lupus Warriors | Q&A Forum

Finding the perfect health insurance plan when living with lupus can be difficult. It...

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....

Medications

Cenerimod: A Potential New Lupus Medication

Research is underway to measure the effectiveness of Cenerimod, a new lupus medication. Early evidence suggests it can help reduce symptoms and prevent flares. Cenerimod is a new medication being developed by the company Idorsia. It is an agonist and modulator for the

Diagnosis and Tests

Patient-Reported Outcomes (PRO), LupusPRO, and Lupus

Measuring lupus pain, fatigue, and other symptoms over time is hard. Patient-reported outcomes (PROs) are self-reports from patients that can help diagnose and manage the disease. Patient-reported outcomes use surveys to measure lupus. Mostly, these surveys identify the physical symptoms of lupus. But also helps researchers and doctors identify the...

Federal Assistance

NIH Funding and Lupus

The National Institute of Health, or NIH, is a part of the federal government that is responsible for funding, facilitating, and conducting research that improves the health of the nation and the world. Autoimmune diseases, including lupus, are a major health problem for the American people. Because of...

Research

What is the World Health Organization?

The World Health Organization is an international organization dedicated to improving the health of people all over the world through education, aid work, & research. Who is the WHO? (For once, I'm not talking about the rock opera writing, legendary band!) The World...

Living with Lupus

Caregivers and Lupus Warrior Allies: Helping Advocate

Living with lupus is tough. But, being a caregiver comes with challenges, too. Lupus doesn’t just attack an individual – it hits the whole family network. You, the caregiver or ally (or the Lupus Warrior about to share this article) are not walking an easy path. It can...

Resources

Life Insurance and Lupus

Life insurance can help provide financial resources in the event of your passing. But with lupus, it can be more difficulty to come by. What are your options? Life insurance companies pay the family or dependents of the deceased a sum of money on the person’s death....

Medications

TULIP 2 Phase III and Type 1 Interferon Lupus Treatments

Anifrolumab, a promising type 1 interferon medication, passed its second Phase III trial. The new treatment is now eligible for approval for the treatment of lupus. Type 1 interferon medications are promising candidates for treating lupus because they reduce inflammation and temper...

Lupus Stats

Mortality Rates, Treatment Effectiveness, & Lupus

Are new lupus treatment strategies keeping people healthier? A 42-year longitudinal study found improved health outcomes and decreased mortality for people living with lupus. Measuring the success of lupus treatments can be a challenge. Though a number of tools have been developed, they...

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...