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COVID-19 Vaccines and the Lupus Community

May 1, 2021 The United States is in the midst of the biggest, fastest, most important vaccination campaign ever undertaken in our nation’s history. As of April 2021, more than 180 million doses have been given—with over 2.5 million doses being administered every day. Over the past year, the development of vaccines—and getting them in […] READ MORE

Men’s Health Month: Enrico Costabile Turns Anger into Action

June 9, 2021 Enrico Costabile is sharing his story during Men’s Health Month to encourage others to avoid avoidance. “It’s better to ask and rule it out than to let it go untreated for too long. As men, we normally shrug symptoms off, but with lupus it can be a life-or-death situation like it nearly was for me. Get checked […] READ MORE

Lupus Research Alliance Earns Top Rating from Charity Navigator for Sixth Year

June 2, 2021 The Lupus Research Alliance’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it the coveted 4-star rating – the highest given – from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent evaluator of U.S. charities.  The Lupus Research Alliance has earned this top distinction every year since it was founded in 2016. […] READ MORE

LRA’s Month of Lift Up Lupus Ends on a High

June 1, 2021 As Lupus Awareness Month 2021 has come to a close, LRA President Ken Farber takes a look at the many ways we came together to Lift Up Lupus. Take pride in all the lupus community accomplished and hope in the tremendous progress underway. WATCH HERE As Ken touched on, here are some […] READ MORE

Lupus Research Lifted Up in Everyday Health

May 27, 2021 Funding innovative research year-round is the most meaningful way the Lupus Research Alliance Lifts Up Lupus with the promise of better treatments and one day a cure. This excellent article in EVERYDAY HEALTH reports on eight of the most important discoveries in lupus of the past year, virtually all of which got […] READ MORE

Photosensitivity: Avoid Getting a Sunburn This Summer

May 26, 2021 Memorial Day weekend is unofficially the beginning of summer, and this year, a particularly welcome opportunity to get outside with family or friends. Since several vaccines for COVID-19 were released, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control has started allowing travel and socializing again with specific guidelines. But as the beautiful weather calls […] READ MORE

LRA Welcomes Positive Results with Anifrolumab for Reducing Lupus Flares

May 13, 2021 A new study analyzing data from two large clinical trials showed that the investigational therapy anifrolumab reduced flares in people with moderate to severe lupus while allowing lowered steroid use. The study was published in the professional journal Lupus by top lupus researchers, several of whom are leaders in the Lupus Clinical […] READ MORE

Celebrating Nurse Bridget on International Nurses Day

May 12, 2021 In celebration of International Nurses Day, the LRA brings you the inspiring story of Dr. Bridget A. Leonard, DNP, RN, MBA, HCM, CRRN, NEA-BC, a nurse who had to learn to care for herself and her daughter with lupus. International Nurses Day is celebrated May 12, the birthday of one of the […] READ MORE

Unvaccinated People with Lupus on Medicaid More Likely to Need Hospital Care

May 11, 2021 A new study published in Arthritis & Rheumatology by researchers at Harvard University and Brigham and Women’s Hospital showed low rates of vaccinations among people with lupus covered by Medicaid for illnesses like flu, pneumonia, herpes that could be prevented with vaccines. Of 45,654 Medicaid beneficiaries with SLE, less than 10% had […] READ MORE

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