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Interferon, Lupus Research, & More: An Interview with Dr. Mary Crow

New treatments, laboratory tests, and digital technologies (not to mention a deeper understanding of lupus disease mechanisms) are the result of clinical research. Dr. Mary Crow continues to be a powerful force…
Calorie-Restricted Diets, Healthy Eating, and Lupus
Diet can have a major impact on how we feel and is a crucial factor in maintaining a healthy weight. Calorie-restricted diets, including fasting, may offer support to Lupus Warriors -- but do they work? A calorie-restricted diet is more…
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Air Quality and Lupus: Take a Deep Breath

Many Lupus Warriors are aware of the link between lupus and lung health, but the air we breathe can also affect lupus. The air we breathe is linked to many different health issues, and it goes far beyond lung infections…
Home Remedies & OTC Treatments for Lupus
Do Lupus Warriors turn to home remedies or over-the-counter solutions to help manage the fatigue, pain, and other symptoms of lupus? Despite the fact that only 1 lupus medication has been approved in the last 60 years, there are many…
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C-Reactive Protein Complement Test and Lupus

C-Reactive protein including C3, C4, and CH50 are heavily involved in immune system function and lupus. Testing for these proteins can even help make a definitive diagnosis. Imagine a series of dominos, lined up in a row. Except, in this…
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…
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…

Alcohol: Impacts on the Body & Risks with Lupus
Research into the potential health benefits of moderate alcohol consumption on the body can seem to change with the seasons. But, the known risks, including negative interactions with medications, are well documented. Is it bad for a person with lupus…
Blood Tests for Diagnosing and Measuring Lupus
Blood tests are a critical part of detecting and measuring lupus. Even though currently available blood tests don't offer certainty, new biomarker-based options may provide deeper insights. When you get a blood test, a small sample of blood is taken…
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…