Lupus

African American Women are at a Higher Risk of Developing Lupus and Lack Representation in Clinical Research

Lupus Erythematosus (Lupus) is a genetic, incurable, long-term autoimmune disease that affects many parts of the body. When a person has lupus, their immune...

African American Women and Lupus: The Most Diagnosed and More Likely to Die Prematurely

May is Lupus Awareness Month, and nearly 1.5 million Americans are living with some form of lupus (lupus erythematosus) – a chronic, genetic autoimmune...

African American Women and Lupus: The Most Diagnosed and More Likely to Die Prematurely

May is Lupus Awareness Month, and nearly 1.5 million Americans are living with some form of lupus (lupus erythematosus) – a chronic, genetic autoimmune...

Nearly 1 in 3 Lupus Patients Use Opioids

Although there is little evidence that opioids effectively reduce pain from rheumatic diseases, a new study finds nearly one in three lupus patients uses prescription opioids,...

BHM and CHHR Partner to Raise Awareness of Lupus & Research Studies

  Black Health Matters and Communities of Harlem Health Revival have formed an important alliance to discuss the option of research studies for people diagnosed...

Lupus Events

African American women bear the burden of lupus with 1 in every 537 women affected. The peak risk age for developing lupus among African American females...

Clinical Trials Advocate Lisa Valtierra shares Why the Lack of Participation is a Public Health Issue

Lisa Valtierra, Valtierra Consulting, explains why the lack of data representing diverse patients could lead to worse health outcomes The persistent lack of diversity among...

Lupus & Natural Hair

A lupus diagnosis often brings many physical changes, including hair loss. Hair loss is a common side effect of lupus and the medications used...

Black Health Matters Joins The Walk To End Lupus in Atlanta, GA

Black Health Matters Joins in Solidarity with Lupus Patients at the Walk to End Lupus Now Event, April 21, 2018, Atlanta, Georgia African Americans struggle with...

Lupus and Sun Sensitivity: What You Need to Know

Protecting yourself from sun exposure is an essential part of managing lupus. Many people living with lupus experience sun sensitivity, even if they are...

Lupus Is an Urgent Matter

“Lupus is not some distant disease,” Gabrielle Davis, founder of Lupus Sistas, tells Black Health Matters just days before the Black Health Matters Summit....

Lupus Death Rates Highest Among Native Americans and Blacks

Blacks also more likely to have lupus-induced kidney inflammation Lupus, the autoimmune disease that causes joint and organ damage, kills more Native Americans and blacks...

Living With Lupus

Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body, including the skin, joints and internal organs. About nine out of 10...

Poverty and Race Make Lupus Worse

Poverty and race are making the health of lupus patients in the United States worse, two new studies suggest. One study, published in the journal...

Nick Cannon and the NMA Join Forces to Fight Lupus

The busy entertainer lends a hand to promote awareness about the immune disease Entertainer Nick Cannon has teamed up with the National Medical Association to...

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