Living with Lupus
Information about healthy choices you can make to live well with lupus.
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Explaining lupus to others
A good way to explain lupus is to make clear what it is not before talking about what lupus is.article
Contact the health educator
Our health educators are always available to answer your questions and give you the help you need.article
Flu 101: Vital Qs & As about the flu
Those with lupus are at increased risk for infection. Getting a flu shot should be a top priority.article
Dealing with weight gain from steroids
Planning a healthy diet can help with weight you may gain from taking steroids for lupus.article
Lupus and the shingles vaccine
People with lupus are at higher risk of getting shingles compared to those without lupus.article
Is the HPV vaccine safe for young people with lupus?
The vaccine against human papilloma virus (HPV) is safe for girls and boys with lupus.Q & A
Are antifungal treatments safe for people with lupus?
Some treatments for fungal infections are not considered safe for people with lupus.Q & A
Are flu and pneumonia vaccines safe if I have lupus?
For most people with lupus, doctors recommend the flu shot every year.Q & A
Living with Sjogren’s and Raynaud's
Two overlapping conditions known to many with lupus are Sjogren’s syndrome and Raynaud’s disease.article
Is light therapy for seasonal affective disorder (SAD) safe?
People with lupus considering light therapy should weight the benefits and risks with their doctor.article
Treating cancer in people with lupus
Cancer can be treated with surgery, radiation and/or chemotherapy.article
Peach jalapeño hot sauce
Skip the bottled hot sauces this summer and break out peaches instead!recipe
Cost control: Your go-to guide to reduce health care costs
A helpful guide to saving money on healthcare and prescription drugs.article
Ways to improve your sleep quality
Getting good quality sleep is critical for people with lupus.list
Winter wellness tips
Dr. Betsy Blazek-O’Neill explains how to stay healthy during the cold winter months.slideshow
Dealing with holiday stress
Minimize the stress on your body and maximize the joy.slideshow
Why getting the right amount of sleep is essential
After four hospitalizations from flares brought on by exhaustion, Karen Avery made sleep a priority.Personal Story