February 11, 2008

Women's Heart Health: The Wed., February 13 Webchat at the Lupus Foundation of America

Morning everyone.

Hope you had a great weekend. Mine was good, but man, was it windy here in the metro DC area. And this morning, it is only 17 degrees. The high today is going to be 32.

So I'm a week into going to the gym and my body is a bit sore. I'm not sure if it's because I'm doing things incorrectly, or because I'm not used to this much exercise. But I have to say, I do like going, and I am enjoying the variety of things I'm trying.

And now to lupus news.

Wanted to give you a quick reminder about the Lupus Foundation of America's Webchat for February 2008.

This coming Wednesday afternoon, February 13, at 3 p.m. Eastern Time, Dr. Amy H. Kao, an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Pittsburgh and rheumatologist with the Lupus Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), will host a Webchat on Women's Heart Health.

Dr. Kao graduated from the State University of New York Science Center at Brooklyn and completed her residency and fellowship at UPMC. Dr. Kao’s research interests include cardiovascular disease in lupus and rheumatoid arthritis, and as well as how cognitive impairment can impact the course and outcomes of patients with lupus. She currently is studying novel biomarkers that may help physicians predict disease activity in lupus patients.

Dr. Kao’s work has been funded by the American College of Rheumatology, the Arthritis Foundation of Western Pennsylvania, National Institutes of Health, and the Pittsburgh Foundation.

As always, you can submit a question in advance.

We hope you can join us for the Webchat on Wednesday, February 13. After the chat has ended, you can continue the discussion in our new message boards. There's a category called LFA Webchats. We hope to see you in the message boards.

Until next time, Wick

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