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Lupus & Pregnancy

Lupus in pregnancy is a great question. Women with lupus thinking about having a baby will have additional concerns. The Lupus Community Navigator received a question about lupus and pregnancy and we reached out to Dr. Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman, MD, DrPH, Solovy/Arthritis Research Society Research Professor at Northwestern Medicine to answer the questions. Questions:What research, medication, […]

LEARNING TO LIVE WITH LUPUS IN A POSITIVE AND PRODUCTIVE WAY

By Kay Mimms For years, probably my whole life, I suffered with various symp¬toms that could have been related to lupus. My symptoms included cold hands and feet and sensitivity to cold (since I can remember); painful, sore, and swollen joints and muscles (since the 1960s); low blood count (1960s); extreme redness of eyes (since […]

Running a Marathon?

Dr. Robert Katz is Professor of Medicine at Rush Medical College and Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He is a leading expert in the field of Rheumatology, with experience in both research and patient care. Among his many honors and awards, Dr. Katz was named in U.S. News & World Report’s Top Doctor rankings, […]

Local Family Named Southern Suburbs Lupus Walk Ambassadors

Jennifer Finley and Michael Rakoczy, longtime advocates of LSI, lead 2019 South Suburbs Lupus Walk CHICAGO, IL, May 13, 2019 – A brother and sister were chosen as the 2019 Southern Suburbs Lupus Walk ambassadors in honor of their mother, Gayla, who lost her battle to lupus in 2001. Gayla’s Gang is the name of […]

Learning to Accept

By Jen Bouquet When were you first diagnosed with lupus? April 30, 2008 How long did it take for a correct diagnosis? 8 years Were you misdiagnosed first? I was not ‘misdiagnosed’ because I was never given any answer to the pain and fatigue I was experiencing. My journey officially began while I was pregnant […]

Living with Lupus in Medical School

​Stacey Jaimes-Herrera is a second year medical student at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine. The following is a message she wrote to her class about her experience as a patient with lupus: Dear Class of 2020, I want to share my story with you because my experience has taught me a lot about patient […]

Practice patterns in longitudinal lupus care provision: patient and physician perspectives

Read the report here

Does SLE Care Provided in a Lupus Clinic Result in Higher Quality of Care than General Rheumatology

Dr. Meenakshi Jolly and team published in the 2018 April 2 Arthritis Care Research. Read the Abstract

Engaging African-American Females with Lupus in Community Focus Groups

Dr. Rosalind Ramsey Goldman’s team presented a poster at the 14th Annual Lewis Landsberg Research Day on Thursday, April 5, 2018 at the Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital Feinberg Pavilion. Read the poster here. LSI assisted on this study and is included on the poster.

Body image in lupus

Body image in lupus: Is it disease activity, physical function, depression, pain, fatigue, sleep, fibromyalgia or stress? Dr. Meenakshi Jolly is an author on this recently published article in the International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. Read the article here.

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