Research

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Health Insurance

Health Insurance, Getting Coverage, & Lupus

Finding the perfect health insurance plan when living with lupus requires research,...

Day-to-Day Living

Smoking, e-Cigarettes, Nicotine, & Lupus

Many of the dangers of smoking cigarettes, including cancers, COPD, and emphysema, are well...

Resources

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...

Resources

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 providers. This could include communication or even virtual visits with primary care doctors...

Federal Assistance

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 established in 1990 to provide those with disabilities—mental or physical—similar to...

Day-to-Day Living

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 time-consuming process that requires attention, focus, and perseverance. It’s extremely...

Research

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 reading enough articles on the internet about lupus research, you may...

Research

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 to 60% of people with lupus will experience this...

Day-to-Day Living

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 to wait for a a visit with your rheumatologist. Despite...

Living with Lupus

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 Benlysta for 6 months, 78% of people experienced at least...