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I Was Shamed By My Doctor for Being Black
We live in an age of shaming -- shamed for how we look, what we say, who we are. It's so relentless, especially online, you might even say we've become desensitized to it. And yet, when the judgment comes straight from an M.D. -- the one person you trust implicitly with your well-being -- it shocks you to your core. The health consequences can be devastating, even deadly. Enough! With the help of women brave enough to share their stories and be photographed, WH urges you to speak up and join in as we rally for change. Alexandra Moffett-Bateau, 30, was desperate for relief after being admitted to a hospital with crippling ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

I Was Shamed By My Doctor for Being Black
We live in an age of shaming -- shamed for how we look, what we say, who we are. It's so relentless, especially online, you might even say we've become desensitized to it. And yet, when the judgment comes straight from an M.D. -- the one person you trust implicitly with your well-being -- it shocks you to your core. The health consequences can be devastating, even deadly. Enough! With the help of women brave enough to share their stories and be photographed, WH urges you to speak up and join in as we rally for change. Alexandra Moffett-Bateau, 30, was desperate for relief after being admitted to a hospital with crippling...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Edratide: A Novel Approach to Lupus Treatment? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Primary endpoints missed in trial, but tolerogenic peptide not yet dead (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 18, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

My 17-Year Quest For The Correct Medical Diagnosis
How many times can you begin again? That's what I asked myself as I entered the Hospital for Special Surgery, just three weeks after my first lumbar spine epidural steroid injection and SI joint procedure. I was late. I spent two hours stuck in traffic during my drive from New Jersey to New York. So I was frazzled and my thoughts were scattered when I arrived. Yet, that question, can I start over again after another procedure rattled around in my head. My entire adulthood has been a long and winding road, at least medically. At 17, a sparse menstrual cycle, joint pain and spontaneous fever left doctors scratching their he...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 17, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lupus: Can it cause hives?
(Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist)
Source: MayoClinic.com - Ask a Specialist - August 15, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

“When you hit rock bottom…the only way to go is up.”
The Franciscan Hospital for Children Heartbreak Hill 5K on June 14, 2014, was a special day for Justin Ith. It was the first time the 16-year-old, who weighed a mere 70 pounds at the time, had been outside for months. As a nurse pushed the wheelchair-bound teen across the finish line, he turned to her and vowed, “Next year, I’m going to finish this race by myself.” Justin at his first 5K in 2014 and his second in 2015 after nine months of rehabilitation A few months earlier, Justin had been living the life of the average high school student. Skateboarder. Guitar player. Anime aficionado. “I thought ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - August 12, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Lisa Fratt Tags: Our patients’ stories Dr. Robert Fuhlbrigge Franciscan Hospital for Children lupus rheumatology program Source Type: news

Are Your Hands Almost Always Cold? You Might Have Raynaud's Syndrome
My hands are cold almost all of the time. I get cold easily and have a hard time staying warm. When I touch someone, I often have to apologize for having "zombie hands." It has nothing to do with metabolism or body fat. I noticed this issue when I was 14. It was the middle of winter and my bestie and I were totally nuts about the Ramones. We went to a club where they were playing and wanted to be first in line (like in the movie "Rock n Roll High School") so we showed up several hours before the doors opened to prove our loyalty. We were wearing dresses and thick tights. It was winter in NY. My friend, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 12, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

6 Mistakes Dog Owners Make
Raising a good canine citizen doesn't come naturally to every dog guardian, which is one of the reasons so many unlucky pups are relinquished to animal shelters each year. Many people don't realize that molding a puppy or adopted adult dog into a balanced canine companion requires a considerable investment of time and energy. Often dog owners develop bad habits without realizing it and are left feeling confused and frustrated with their dog's uncooperative behavior. The Dirty Half-Dozen: 6 Common Mistakes You Might Be Making With Your Dog 1. Doing the right thing, but at the wrong time. Every interaction with your pet send...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Drives HCQ Kinetics in Lupus? (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- High BMI and renal insufficiency are among the determinants, this study suggested (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - August 7, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Pediatric SLE Centers Fall Short in Care Standards (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Smaller centers have trouble keeping up with childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus quality indicators (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - August 3, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Prolonged Remission Now Possible in Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Less organ damage when remission is complete (Source: MedPage Today Primary Care)
Source: MedPage Today Primary Care - August 2, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Lupus: Spike Seen in Hospital Admissions for Infections (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Rates of hospitalization for serious infections were 12 times higher than in the general population (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - July 28, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Tacrolimus Comes Out Tops for Lupus Nephritis (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Meta-analysis compares the available immunosuppressants. (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - July 25, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Lupus Pericarditis Yields to Gout Drug (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Colchicine resolved pericarditis in a small French study of lupus patients. (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 24, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Pediatric Radiological Case: Coronary Artery AneurysmsPediatric Radiological Case: Coronary Artery Aneurysms
What was the cause of chest pain in this 9-year-old girl with known systemic lupus erythematosus? Applied Radiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Radiology Journal Article Source Type: news

A 7-Step 'Seamlys' Approach to Healing My Auto-Immune Disease
At 37, after suffering two unexplained ectopic pregnancies, weight gain and extreme exhaustion I discovered I have Hashimoto's disease, an inflammatory auto-immune disease (AID). My family history is ripe with all kinds of AID from Parkinson's to Type I diabetes. Although I take a daily dose of medicine in order to regulate my thyroid gland, the gland itself is not the root of my problem. Rather, my body suffers from inflammation that triggers it to attack my thyroid gland as a way of protecting itself, since my immune system thinks this gland is an invader. This declared foreigner, my poor little thyroid gland that sits i...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Autoimmune Diseases Run in Lupus Patient Families (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Relatives of lupus patients at increased risk for many other autoimmune conditions. (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - July 21, 2015 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Lupus Nephritis Response Criteria in Lupus Activity IndicesLupus Nephritis Response Criteria in Lupus Activity Indices
To advance the knowledge of how to treat lupus nephritis, well-designed clinical trials informed by prior randomized controlled trials are needed. Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 21, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

SLE Patients Face Persistent Risk of Metabolic Syndrome (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Renal lupus, active inammatory disease drive metabolic syndrome development. (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - July 20, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Markers May Predict Joint Symptoms in Kids With Lupus (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Risk of arthritis raised two-fold when malar rash, RNP antibodies present at baseline. (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - July 15, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

Stem cell transplant alleviates symptoms in lupus animal models
(Cell Transplantation Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair) Systemic lupus erythematosus is an autoimmune disease that produces autoantibodies and subsequent immune reactions that can be life threatening when major organs are invaded. When mesenchymal stem cells derived from human bone marrow were transplanted into mice modeled with SLE, inflammation was reduced and nephritis attenuated. The researchers found that MSCs slowed the progression of SLE by suppressing the emergence of the damaging antibodies that are produced with the help of follicular T helper cells. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 14, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Celiac Disease in Family May Up Your Risk for Related Disorders
Close relatives, including spouses, had higher odds for type 1 diabetes, lupus, sarcoidosis, study finds (Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge)
Source: Fertility News - Doctors Lounge - July 11, 2015 Category: Reproduction Medicine Authors: webmaster at doctorslounge.com Tags: Family Medicine, Reproductive Medicine, Rheumatology, Diabetes, Immunology, News, Source Type: news

Celiac Disease in Family May Up Your Risk for Related Disorders
Close relatives, including spouses, had higher odds for type 1 diabetes, lupus, sarcoidosis, study finds (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - July 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Celiac Disease in Family May Up Your Risk for Related Disorders
Close relatives, including spouses, had higher odds for type 1 diabetes, lupus, sarcoidosis, study finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Autoimmune Diseases, Celiac Disease (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - July 10, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lupus Is 'Hard' on Hearts (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Coronary calcification more common in women with lupus (Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular)
Source: MedPage Today Cardiovascular - July 9, 2015 Category: Cardiology Source Type: news

Scientists win $1.2 million grant to study environmental triggers of lupus and rheumatoid arthritis
(Scripps Research Institute) Researchers from The Scripps Research Institute have received a grant of more than $1.2 million from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences' ViCTER (Virtual Consortium for Translational/Transdisciplinary Environmental Research) program to augment existing research into how environmental factors trigger such autoimmune diseases. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Temple-led research team finds bacterial biofilms may play a role in lupus
(Temple University Health System) Lupus, multiple sclerosis, and type-1 diabetes are among more than a score of diseases in which the immune system attacks the body. But why the immune system begins its misdirected assault has remained a mystery. Now, researchers at Temple University School of Medicine have shown that bacterial communities known as biofilm play a role in the development of the autoimmune disease systemic lupus erythematosus -- a discovery that may provide important clues about several autoimmune ailments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 6, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Plaquenil Benefits Fetus in Lupus Pregnancy (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Preterm birth and intrauterine growth restriction decreased with hydroxychloroquine (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - July 6, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Human Growth Hormone, HGH, sold as 'anti-ageing wonder drug,' has a dark side 
'It seemed like magic,' says 40-year-old Aimi Veness, from East Sussex, who started using HGH last August. But she's concerned the injections led to her getting lupus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 2, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Glomerulonephritis Subtypes: Lupus Has Highest Mortality RateGlomerulonephritis Subtypes: Lupus Has Highest Mortality Rate
A study of glomerulonephritis (GN) subtypes in ESRD reveals the heterogeneity of patients with GN, yet GN is usually reported as a single entity. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 27, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nephrology News Source Type: news

Is Lupus Contagious?
Title: Is Lupus Contagious?Category: Diseases and ConditionsCreated: 6/26/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/26/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - June 26, 2015 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

5 Findings From The First Major Analysis Of Medical Pot Benefits
CHICAGO (AP) — Medical marijuana has not been proven to work for many illnesses that state laws have approved it for, according to the first comprehensive analysis of research on its potential benefits. The strongest evidence is for chronic pain and for muscle stiffness in multiple sclerosis, according to the review, which evaluated 79 studies involving more than 6,000 patients. Evidence was weak for many other conditions, including anxiety, sleep disorders, and Tourette's syndrome and the authors recommend more research. The analysis is among several medical marijuana articles published Tuesday in the Journal of the...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - June 24, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Pregnancy Outcomes Usually Good in Patients With Mild LupusPregnancy Outcomes Usually Good in Patients With Mild Lupus
Pregnant women with inactive or stable mild or moderate SLE and no specific risk factors seldom have severe flares and have good outcomes, according to a prospective cohort study. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - June 24, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Internal Medicine News Source Type: news

Lupus Pregnancy Safer Than Thought (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- In largest study to date, 81% of pregnant women with lupus had no complications. (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - June 23, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Most lupus pregnancies have good outcomes, study finds
Although women with lupus have previously been advised against becoming pregnant due to health concerns, a 10-year study finds that outcomes are mostly positive. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 23, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pregnancy / Obstetrics Source Type: news

Pregnancy Results Good for Women With Controlled Lupus: Study
Title: Pregnancy Results Good for Women With Controlled Lupus: StudyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 6/22/2015 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 6/23/2015 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Womens Health General - June 23, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Pregnancy Outcomes Favorable in Women with Lupus Who Lack Certain Risk Factors (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by David G. Fairchild, MD, MPH, and Jaye Elizabeth Hefner, MD Roughly four out of five pregnant women with inactive or stable lupus have uncomplicated pregnancies, according to an observational study in the Annals of … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - June 23, 2015 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Pregnancy in Women With Controlled Lupus
But blacks, Hispanics face greater odds of complications than whites, though reasons why are unclear (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - June 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Pregnancy Results Good for Women with Controlled Lupus
But blacks, Hispanics face greater odds of complications than whites, though reasons why are unclear Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Health Problems in Pregnancy, Lupus (Source: MedlinePlus Health News)
Source: MedlinePlus Health News - June 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Early nonadherence ups emergency care, hospitalization for lupus
Systemic lupus erythematosus patients who have just started drug therapy are at greater risk for needing acute care and possible hospitalization if they are nonadherent, based on an analysis of U.S. Medicaid beneficiaries. Data on 9,600 new hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and 3,829 new oral...googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-cta'); (Source: Skin and Allergy News)
Source: Skin and Allergy News - June 22, 2015 Category: Dermatology Tags: IMN News IMN Rheumatology RHEUM News RHEUM Lupus/Connective Tissue Diseases SAN Clinical News SAN News FPN News Source Type: news

Aimi Veness fears HGH 'Peter Pan drug' is to blame for autoimmune disease
Aimi Veness, 40, a publicist from East Sussex, worries that injecting herself with the C-class drug every day since November to stay young, is behind her diagnosis as having lupus. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - June 22, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PodMed: A Medical News Roundup From Johns Hopkins (with audio)
(MedPage Today) -- This week's topics include seat belts and motor vehicle fatalities, lupus in pregnancy (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - June 21, 2015 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Allegheny Health Network's Susan Manzi, MD, Receives National...
Susan Manzi, MD, MPH, Chair of the Department of Medicine at Allegheny Health Network, was presented with the Lupus Foundation of America’s National Advocacy Leadership Award this week in Washington,...(PRWeb June 18, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/06/prweb12796448.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 19, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Depression as a common complication of systemic lupus erythematosus - Lemaire B, Geron D, Malaise O, Krzesinski JM, Ansseau M, Scantamburlo G.
Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an inflammatory disease with multiple and disabling consequences, including the psychological status. The prevalence of major depressive episodes among patients suffering from SLE is significantly higher than in health... (Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated))
Source: SafetyLit: All (Unduplicated) - June 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Suicide and Self-Harm Source Type: news

Autoimmunity: New immunoregulation and biomarker
Clinicians have elucidated a mechanism involved in determining the lifespan of antibody-producing cells, and identified a promising new biomarker for monitoring autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and lupus erythematosus. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 12, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news

Lupus Nephritis Therapeutic Development Pipeline Review H1 2015 Market...
RnRMarketResearch.com adds “Lupus Nephritis – Pipeline Review, H1 2015” to its store. The report provides an overview of the Lupus Nephritis’s therapeutic pipeline.(PRWeb June 10, 2015)Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/lupus-nephritis-pipeline/review-h1-2015-market/prweb12779381.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - June 12, 2015 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Autoimmunity: New immunoregulation and biomarker
(Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) Clinicians at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich have elucidated a mechanism involved in determining the lifespan of antibody-producing cells, and identified a promising new biomarker for monitoring autoimmune diseases like multiple sclerosis and lupus erythematosus. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - June 12, 2015 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

UCLA researchers discover molecular rules that govern autoimmune disorders
UCLA Engineering Bundles with the right DNA spacing can amplify immune response. An international team led by researchers at UCLA’s Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and California NanoSystems Institute has identified an unexpectedly general set of rules that determine which molecules can cause the immune system to become vulnerable to the autoimmune disorders lupus and psoriasis. The breakthrough, described in an article published today in the journal Nature Materials, could lead to new ways of treating the disorders. Led by Gerard C. L. Wong, a UCLA professor of bioengineering and chemistry w...
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - June 8, 2015 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Researchers expose how 'James Bond' cells are made
New research has revealed how immune cell 'spies' are created, providing clues on how the immune system could be manipulated to better fight disease. Dendritic cells are intelligence-gathering immune cells, gathering information on viruses, bacteria, cancer and fungi to aid the immune system in fighting disease. Understanding how dendritic cells are created will aid scientists in finding ways to boost the immune response to infections or dampen it in autoimmune diseases such as lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, experts say. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - June 8, 2015 Category: Science Source Type: news