Lupus Stats

Mortality Rates, Treatment Effectiveness, & Lupus

Federal Assistance

Financial Assistance & Benefits for Life with Lupus

Lupus medications and treatment are expensive. A little help can go a long way....

Polls

Butterfly Rash (Malar): Telltale Lupus Symptom?

The butterfly rash is a reddish purple facial rash that appears on the faces of...

Federal Assistance

Affording Medications for Lupus: Programs & Assistance

The pain and fatigue of lupus doesn't just take a toll on your body. Affording 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 to forego potential treatments altogether. While research and development of...

Research

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 I was 4, I told my pediatrician that I...

Health Insurance

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 members that experience a qualifying event....

Day-to-Day Living

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 risk factor for different kinds of cancers, infections, cardiovascular...

Local Support

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...

Day-to-Day Living

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 someone, is a big step. We had more questions than answers...

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...