Lupus Research Alliance News
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

LRA Congratulates Aurinia on Published Results with FDA-Approved Lupkynis™

May 10, 2021 The highly prestigious medical journal The Lancet published the results of Aurinia’s Phase 3 AURORA 1 study testing Lupkynis™ (voclosporin) in adults with lupus nephritis. Lupkynis was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration based on these data. The AURORA 1 study results showed that Lupkynis in combination with the commonly used […] READ MORE

5 Facts about Lupus & Mental Health

With lupus, the immune system attacks instead of protects the body, including the brain and nervous system. Lupus and its treatments can impair mental & emotional health.     Neuropsychiatric lupus affects 80-90% of people with lupus.     Neuropsychiatric lupus describes feelings of depression, headaches, and lupus fog — trouble thinking or remembering due […] READ MORE

World Lupus Day Q&A with Selena Gomez

Q: Why is this year’s World Lupus Day so meaningful to you? A: World Lupus Day is the moment when two causes I passionately support – lupus research and mental health awareness – intersect. LRA’s Lift Up Lupus campaign raises awareness of a little-understood disease and lets those of us who live with lupus know […] READ MORE

Overcoming Lupus Stress — Pandemic and Beyond

May 10, 2021 This past year has been a time of stress for all of us, and especially for people with lupus and other chronic diseases who may already be battling loneliness, anxiety and depression. In recognition, the Lupus Research Alliance is focusing our 2021 Lupus Awareness Month activities to Lift Up Lupus. To help […] READ MORE

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