When you have a chronic illness and particularity when you’re in the midst of a very bad episode or flare, it’s hard to feel grateful for anything. We get overwhelmed by everything we have to cope with and forget to express gratitude, yet if you think about it we all have something to be grateful for.
Season 17 of Keeping Up With The Kardashians airs on Sunday on E! A new promo for season 17 was released on Thursday, which shows Kim Kardashian getting emotional as she has a major health scare. Kim is shown at the doctor's office getting X-rays and testing for lupus.
"I feel this in my bones. I probably have lupus," the 38-year-old reality star tells her mom, Kris Jenner, as she wipes away tears and shots of Kim at the doctor's office flash on the screen.
Cole Moscatel and his wife Kelsea, creators of new luxury, lifestyle platform Snob World, recently donated a generous sum to Lupus LA, a non-profit health organization in Los Angeles. Lupus hits close to home for the couple as Cole was diagnosed with the inflammatory disease six years ago at 15. Since then, he and his wife Kelsea have experienced first-hand the everyday struggles lupus brings.
Naps are not only beneficial because they make us feel less sleepy and more alert, but because they improve our cognitive functioning, reaction times, short-term memory and even our mood. Research also found that found that motor learning, which is where brain pathways change in response to learning a new skill, was significantly greater following a brief afternoon nap for regular nappers when compared to non-nappers.
If you have lupus you know all about napping, infact we’re professionals. So could we improve the quality of our napping? Here’s a few tips to get the best from your nap.
A Chinese husband was forced to pass up treatment for cancer so that his wife and daughter could both receive the medical care they needed.
Ke Meinan, 42, was diagnosed with stomach cancer in 2015 and his 46-year-old wife Wang Huaying diagnosed with breast cancer a month later.
But when their 16-year-old daughter was diagnosed with the autoimmune disease lupus, the family, from the eastern province of Jiangxi, realised that they could not afford to pay for all three of them to be treated.
We’re just not used to hot weather in the UK so when we get a sudden heatwave our body struggles to cope with it, especially sleeping. In countries that have more heat than we do they have air conditioning but it would be used so rarely here that the vast majority of us don’t have it. So what can we do to help us sleep in the hot weather?
To support patients, care givers and healthcare professionals on World Lupus Day, an expert-led report, ‘A Vision for Lupus’ has today been published to help highlight gaps and inconsistencies in care and areas for action to address the gaps that can often exist for patients and their families living with lupus, a chronic, inflammatory, autoimmune disease that affects approximately five million people globally.
When it comes to virtual reality (VR), most people may think of computer games, but the application of VR is far more than that.
VR is widely applied today in medical services, particularly in pain management. Wearing a headgear equipped with VR technology, patients enter a virtual realm and are immersed in what they see. The experience effectively disperses their brain’s perception of pain, thereby easing the pain.
In 2018 Scarlett Schneider was diagnosed with a rare case of pediatric lupus, which nearly took her life. She recovered after a lengthy stay at Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo, the region’s only Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.She amazed doctors with her resilience and sunny disposition in the face of a life-threatening illness. Now she is bringing hope and encouragement to children and families across the country.
Toni Braxton will soon receive an honor that, to her, is just as prestigious as her seven Grammy Awards.
The R&B/pop star will be presented with Lupus LA’s Loop Award for her work on behalf of the organization’s ongoing fight against the autoimmune disease. The presentation will take place during Lupus LA’s 15th annual Orange Ball at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. on May 4.
The 16th annual observance of World Lupus Day on May 10 will highlight how emotional support helps people with lupus cope with its health effects and on the need for lupus clinical trial volunteers.
World Lupus Day is sponsored by the World Lupus Federation, a global coalition of 200+ lupus patient groups, that seeks to raise awareness of lupus and advocate for more significant funding for lupus research, education and support services for the millions of people worldwide living with the life-threatening, chronic autoimmune disease.
Based on emerging new evidence and expert consensus, a task force put together by the European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) released updated recommendations for the management of systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This report was published in Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases.
The investigators performed a systematic review of studies focused on treatment strategies for the management of SLE published between January 2007 and December 2017. Recommendations for 4 broad categories were developed following the modified Delphi method, in which the task force devised related questions, elicited expert opinions, and reached consensus.