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A little fact sheet about autoimmune diseases. (via LupusChick.com - Formerly Lupus Survival Guide)

"SisSLE is a study that will enroll 400 unaffected biological sisters of women with #lupus, and study them in conjunction with their sisters affected with lupus, to learn more about how genes and environment contribute to the development of systemic lupus erythematosus." • The study is still currently active (I just received confirmation on that), so if you're interested in participating find out more at their site.

"Racial/Ethnic variation in all-cause mortality among U.S. medicaid recipients with systemic #lupus erythematosus: An Hispanic and asian paradox" • Study reveals that Asian and Hispanic patients with SLE have lower mortality rates compared to Black, White, or Native Americans with the disease. Findings indicate that the risk for death among White patients is much lower than in Black and Native American SLE patients. (Arthritis & Rheumatology Vol. 67 Issue 2: Jan. 15, 2015)

#Lupus Awareness Virtual Art Gallery • I don't know how I managed to miss this site started by Jules Sherred in 2010. It's a treasury of art -- pictures, videos, photography, crafting, stories, poems, music, and more -- created to bring awareness to lupus. There's always beauty and inspiration to be found even in the face of suffering. Click to peruse the gallery and find out how you can contribute.

The Purple Spoon Adventure: #Lupus Fast Facts and Symptoms (Molly's Fund via Lou's Lupus Journey on FB)

Dear #Lupus, I want me back • CNN‬ Associate Producer Lauren Lee-Johnson speaks about her ‪‎lupus‬ journey (May 12, 2014)

Vitamin D Deficiency and #Lupus • Molly's Fund

#Lupus Hair Loss: Why It Happens and Strategies for Coping (New Life Outlook: Jan. 28, 2015)

The #Lupus Chic • A feature on MTF Model Marisa Z. (Rochester Woman Magazine: Feb. 4, 2015)

Prednisone: how to deal with the side effects (from #Lupus Canada February 2015 newsletter)

Defying #Lupus: How Communication Can Help Save a Life (April 11, 2014) • An eye-opening post about the disconnect between lupus sufferers and how they are perceived by others.

Breaking the Misconceptions of #Lupus (Blog - Always PHREA: May 18, 2014)

House rules for dealing with #lupus (Mail & Guardian: May 23, 2014)

"Lúpus: sem cura, mas sob controle": I stumbled upon this page about #lupus on a Brazilian site called Ler Saúde. There's a good amount of information and a couple of infographics, all in Spanish.

• Heart & Soul: The day that #lupus turned my body against me • || One woman's account of her struggle with SLE. (The Star Online: Jan. 25, 2015)

Woman Highlights Her Struggle With #Lupus Through Video (Feb. 2, 2015)

SLE Patients Say Disease Hinders Ability to Work (Medpage Today: Feb. 2, 2015) #lupus

#Lupus: Defining an invisible disease (examiner.com: Feb. 4, 2015)

• The Mclaine Lupus Foundation • : "The purpose of The Mclaine Lupus Foundation is to spread information and create awareness about #Lupus."

• Be a Part of the Next #Lupus Video Project! • (LupusChick: Feb. 6, 2015)

Goodbye, #lupus. You don't own me any more. • "I had spent the last 25 years fighting chronic illness and it was a challenge to start thinking like a healthy person." (The Globe & Mail: Jan. 23, 2012)

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