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March 2015

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Serving Indiana

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Which herbal supplements should be avoided by people with lupus?
 


Walk to End Lupus Now?, Crown Point

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The Walk to End Lupus Now?, is the signature event of the Lupus Foundation of America, and occurs in cities across the nation to increase lupus awareness and to raise critically needed funds for local support services and vital research for a cure. 

People like you are now becoming aware of how devastating lupus can be and here is your chance to help. Join the fight so we can solve the cruel impact of this disease in our lifetime.

Remember, it's more fun to walk together! Gather your friends, family and co-workers and form a team! It's a great way to fundraise and support the Lupus Foundation of America's movement to Solve the Cruel Mystery of Lupus.  READ MORE

 


Walk to End Lupus Now?, Indianapolis
Registration for the Indianapolis Walk is now Open!  Click here to register and start  raising funds for lupus. 
Upcoming Events

May 8, 2015

Make Lupus Matter

Awareness Event

City Market, 12-2 PM

Indianapolis, IN 

More to Come


May 16, 2015
Walk to End Lupus Now?, Crown Point
Lake County Fairgrounds
Crown Point, Indiana

June 25, 2015

A Tasteful Affair

Mansion at Oak Hill

Carmel, Indiana

More to Come


July 30, 2015
Indy Walk Kick-off Dinner
Basile Opera Center
6 - 7:30 PM
Indianapo lis, Indiana
More to Come

Sept 26, 2015
Walk to End Lupus Now?, Indianapolis
Southeastway Park
Indianapolis, Indiana


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Update: Support Groups

We are happy to offer 14 support groups throughout the state. Lupus support groups provide an opportunity to spend time with others impacted by the disease. Sharing experiences, methods of coping and insights into living with lupus helps members develop coping strategies to reduce the stress that often accompanies living with a chronic illness.  We hope you'll attend a support group meeting soon. Click here to see all Indiana locations and details about each group.

Ask the Experts: Understanding and Managing the Stress of Caregiving

"Ask the Experts" is a series of educational talks and presentations on a variety of topics designed to provide you with important information about living with lupus. This month, Sharon Mack, Health Educator for the Lupus Foundation of America, provides helpful tips and advice about caring for yourself while     caring for a loved one with lupus. 

 

Josie Pearce: Finding the Power to Stay Positive 

On the outside, Josie Pearce seems like your average 17-year-old. The bright and bubbly teenager is a straight-A student, teaches dance classes at a local community center and was crowned Miss Garden Grove's Outstanding Teen last summer. You'd never know that just a few years ago Josie's parents were taking her from doctor to doctor, trying to figure out why their once energetic daughter now spent days lying on the couch unable to move or attend the ballet classes she loved.

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Answer: It is best to consult your physician before taking any new medications or supplements, to avoid potential interactions with the medications used to keep lupus symptoms under control. Generally, people with lupus are advised to avoid alfalfa (Medicago sativa) or any supplements that include alfalfa. Also, supplements containing Echinacea should be avoided as there have been case reports suggesting they might be involved in triggering or worsening lupus symptoms. Learn More
 

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