HUNTINGTON - The Lupus Spring/Summer Bazaar is set for 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 7, at Central United Methodist Church, 1043 Jefferson Ave., Huntington.
Food will be provided. All proceeds will benefit the Lupus Support Group of WV Chapter.
For more information, contact Geane Revely, 304-529-0506.
UW Health opens clinic for lupus, which often strikes young women
UW Health is bringing social workers, pharmacists and doctors together in a new clinic for lupus, an autoimmune disease that often strikes women at childbearing age.
Many patients are active and healthy before developing symptoms of lupus, which include fatigue, joint pain, rashes and sometimes seizures, strokes or kidney failure.
Dear Dr. Roach: I'm a 54-year-old white female, and for the past six years or so, I have been getting butterfly-looking rash in the same exact place: under my breasts and around my rib cage. When the rash appears, I feel very sore, and it hurts to move. I just don't feel good and have a mild headache. The rash used to appear about six times a year, but comes much more often lately. The rash is smooth and doesn't itch. Sometimes I know it is going to be there by the way I feel. It appears only at bedtime and is usually gone by morning, but the last time it was in full bloom, it was red; in the morning, I felt very unwell. I went to a doctor (not mine, because she was booked), who said my rash was a lupus rash and that I had lupus symptoms. When I was tested for lupus three years ago, it was negative, but this doctor said I need to be retested. He said the rash doesn't always present on the face. My rash is a perfect outline of a butterfly. What, besides lupus, could it be?
HUNTINGTON — The Lupus Support Group meets from 6 to 8 p.m. the second Thursday of each month at Central United Methodist Church, 1043 Jefferson Ave., Huntington.
The free meetings are open to lupus patients and their loved ones.
For more information, call the church at 304-525-1121 or director Geane Revely at 304-529-0506.
Gomez ‘doing very well’ after transplant
3 of every 10 Americans know someone with Lupus.
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease originally identified by the rash it caused but now known to involve your internal organs in many cases. The red patches occur on exposed areas of the body. Patches on the cheeks and the bridge of the nose somewhat resemble a butterfly with open wings. Lupus strikes women nine times as often as men. Young females are most often afflicted. More people have lupus than AIDS, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, sickle cell anemia and cystic fibrosis combined. Between 1.4 million and 2 million people have been diagnosed with lupus. There are 16,000 new cases of lupus reported each year. Most people who develop lupus are in the age range of 15-44. Most people only develop a mild case of lupus affecting only a few organs. For others it may cause serious and sometimes life-threatening problems. Thousands of Americans die each year from complications caused by lupus.
Boston Common hosting walk to raise money for lupus cure
BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds of people are planning to walk around the Boston Common to raise money for a cure for lupus.
Organizers say they're trying to reach a goal of $130,000 in donations to fight the autoimmune disease. Millions of Americans suffer from lupus, but researchers are still trying to figure out what causes it and how to treat and eventually eradicate it.
Participants will walk a mile around the Common on Saturday morning.
HARLINGEN – Saturday will be a time to walk, fundraise and enjoy a half day of fun – all in the name of raising awareness of lupus.
The Third Annual Walk to END Lupus NOW & 5K Fun Run will start at 8 a.m. Saturday at Pendleton Park. Registration ends Friday at noon.
There will be a special appearance by La Nueva 99.5s Kike, the Party Man, Enrique Mejorado.
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body, including skin, joins and organs.
Popularity brings end to traditional Lupus chili festival
LUPUS, Mo. (AP) — A chili festival that started as a small party in a central Missouri village is shutting down this year because it's become a victim of its own success.
Demi Lovato is "proud" of Selena Gomez following her recent kidney transplant.
The 25-year-old singer recently admitted to undergoing the life-saving operation after her battle with autoimmune disease Lupus - in which the body attacks healthy cells - had caused the health of her organs to deteriorate, and her close pal Demi has now praised her as a "strong woman".
The Weeknd has been the "biggest support" to Selena Gomez in her recovery after undergoing a kidney transplant.
The 25-year-old singer revealed earlier this week she had to undergo the serious operation as a result of her ongoing battle with autoimmune disease Lupus, and sources have now claimed her boyfriend - whose real name is Abel Tesfaye - has been instrumental in her long road to recovery.
Selena Gomez undergoes kidney transplant due to lupus
Selena Gomez recently received a kidney transplant from television actress Francia Raisa due to her struggle with lupus, the actress-singer revealed Thursday.
Gomez disclosed in an Instagram post confirmed by her publicist that she has been somewhat out of the spotlight this summer because she was recovering from the procedure. The 25-year-old calls the transplant "what I needed to do for my overall health."
Crowning Lupus, an Aiken based nonprofit, held its fourth walk to raise awareness for Lupus. The event was held Saturday at the H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, and a number of partiipants took to the track in support.
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body, which means the immune system mistakes the body's own tissues as foreign invaders and attacks them.
One local woman is continuing her cause of raising awareness of and supporting those living with lupus.
May is Lupus Awareness Month, and the Aiken-based organization Crowning Lupus is holding its fourth annual Lupus Walk on Saturday at H. Odell Weeks Activities Center, 1700 Whiskey Road.
The event will begin at 9:30 a.m., and the walk will start at 10 a.m.
Registration is $25 when payment is done in-person or by mail, and the cost is $29.50 when payment is completed online.
Lupus is often thought of as a women’s health issue, but men get lupus, too. Ninety percent of lupus patients between ages 15 to 45 are women. New research indicates that there are just as many males as females that have lupus under age 18 and over age 50. Men shouldn’t discount the potential of getting lupus and the seriousness with which the disease presents.
Raising awareness for a chronic, complex and prevalent autoimmune disease that affects more than 1.5 million Americans, a group of local women are doing their part to educate the community. The Essence Ladies Club Incorporate of Corinth is preparing to host their 13th Annual Lupus Day Program/Brunch. This year's program will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 in the Fellowship Hall of Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church. A life-long member of Little Zion, Mrs. Lynn Windom Pollard of...
Toni Braxton back on tour following lupus hospitalization
CLEVELAND (AP) — Toni Braxton says she has been released from a Cleveland hospital after being admitted for complications with her battle against lupus for the second time in a month.
The hospitalization forced her scheduled Saturday show in Cleveland to be cancelled. In announcing the hospitalization, a message on the singer's Twitter account said, "Lupus needs to be constantly monitored and this minor setback should not affect the rest of her tour."
Spokeswoman: Toni Braxton treated for lupus, now at home
A spokeswoman says singer Toni Braxton is at home after spending several days in a Los Angeles hospital being treated for lupus.
Braxton spokeswoman Maureen O'Connor said Monday that Braxton "is resting at home and is fine." The R&B singer revealed in 2010 that she had been diagnosed with the autoimmune disease.
O'Connor said Braxton was not in serious condition but added that the disease must be monitored at all times.
Selena Gomez on break amid anxiety, depression from lupus
Selena Gomez says she's taking a break to deal with anxiety, panic attacks and depression stemming from her battle with lupus.
The pop singer tells People magazine the conditions are side effects of the autoimmune disease, "which can present their own challenges."
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