Tag: lupus

Cold weather can be hazardous to compromised immune systems

When we think of cold weather and health, some things that comes to mind might be the flu, colds, strep throat. In the winter months, these illness are most prevalent, and they can wreak havoc on those with compromised immune systems.
Chances are, you know someone who has a condition, such as lupus or cancer,

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Venus Williams diagnosed with Sjögren's syndrome

The sports world got a jolt today with the announcement that tennis star Venus Williams has been diagnosed with Sjögren’s syndrome. 
Sjögren’s syndrome is an autoimmune disease that comes with many painful and irritating symptoms – inflammation of the salivary glands and tear ducts, joint pain, fatigue, and dry mouth,  dry eyes and myalgia (muscle

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New treatment for lupus, first in 50 years

New treatment for lupus, first in 50 years

Do you know someone with lupus? If so, you probably are familiar with how wretched this autoimmune disorder is. It’s a life-altering diagnosis which is very difficult to treat.
Lupus patients received some good news this week with the announcement that the first new lupus drug in over 50 years, called Benlysta, had been approved

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Gluten free options for a festive and safe holiday

A big family holiday dinner can take a lot of work and planning. And when certain foods can actually be hazardous to your health, the planning becomes infinitely more important.
Christmas dinner has always been the gustatory event of the year in my family. Thanksgiving is big, but we pull out all the stops for

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