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Tag: Victoria Werth

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

New Awardees Announced by the Lupus Research Program that Advocates Helped Create

April 1, 2020 Thirteen new applications for promising scientific studies were just recommended for funding through the Lupus Research Program (LRP) within the Department of Defense! The $5 million in awards for Fiscal Year 2019 brings the total to $15 million over three years. The dedicated Lupus Research Program was first established in 2017 under […] Read More

Fatigue an Issue in Skin Lupus

July 18, 2019 A new study published in The British Journal of Dermatology provides evidence that fatigue is a key symptom, not only of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) but also of skin lupus (cutaneous lupus) as well as other autoimmune diseases affecting the skin. Led by an LRA-funded researcher Victoria Werth, MD, the study team […] Read More

National Stay Out of the Sun Day

July 3, 2019 Avoiding the sun is something most people with lupus know they just have to live with.  About half of people with lupus experience a “malar” rash that may appear across the cheeks and bridge of the nose in the shape of a butterfly.  Many are sensitive to sunlight (called photosensitivity) meaning that […] Read More
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