Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Free American Autoimmune Association Forum to Feature Autoimmune Experts

Newswise — Portland, OR – June 26, 2012: The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) is hosting a “What Every American Needs to Know About Autoimmune Disease” forum on Saturday, August 4th , 2012. The event will be held at Oregon Health Sciences University’s Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in the Vey Conference Center on the 11th … Continue reading

Prescription Drug Act Proves Crucial to Millions of Americans with Chronic Diseases

By Sandra C. Raymond, president and CEO, Lupus Foundation of America Ten years ago, most Americans had never heard of lupus – a chronic autoimmune disease. Today, through education and outreach, more people are becoming familiar with the serious impact lupus has on the health of an estimated 1.5 million Americans. With Congress actively considering … Continue reading

You’re Not Imagining Your Symptoms

By Pat Ivey A number of years ago, my ex-husband’s mother died. This in itself was not unusual, although she was fairly young, in her early 60s. What was notable was that it was only two days before she passed, after she had been in a coma for weeks, when she was finally diagnosed with … Continue reading

Good Bacteria May Hold Key to Madonna’s Health

The secret to Madonna’s staying power may be surprisingly simple: gardening. What the pop star does involves no trowel or soil. Thanks to dishes of fermented soy beans, millet and brown rice prepared by her personal chef, Mayumi Nishimura, Madonna practices a form of inner horticulture — cultivating her intestinal flora in a burgeoning alternative … Continue reading

How to Search for Clinical Trials Close to Home

Click on the link below to search by disease and location. The results will show studies that already are underway, as well as those recruiting participants.

New Research Suggests Possible Lupus Treatment

By Jessica Whitfield Lupus sufferers could tap a virus to suppress their symptoms as on-going lab research offers hope for potential new treatments options. A recent study found that the Epstein Barr virus, associated with mononucleosis, serves as a protector against Lupus, an inflammatory autoimmune disease where they body’s immune system attacks its own tissues and organs. … Continue reading

Mariah Carey’s Husband Diagnosed With Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

Nick Cannon, who’s only 31, learned he had systemic lupus erythematosus after being hospitalized for kidney failure. Given my husband’s own experience, and now reading about Nick Cannon’s, I increasingly question the medical establishment’s ability to recognize autoimmune diseases. Surely everyone doesn’t need a hospital visit in order to get an accurate diagnosis, right? Read … Continue reading