Wanted to share a great resource with you. The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) has its own lupus channel over on YouTube.com.
I encourage everyone to head over there and check out some of the LFA's public service announcements (PSAs), as well as our videos of lupus experts talking about the latest in science and research.
Let me share one with you.
Below is a recently made video called "Biomarkers for Heart Disease in African American Women with Lupus." In it, Dr. James C. Oates, Associate Professor of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, discusses his LFA-supported research study on Biomarkers of Reactive Nitrogen and Oxygen Stress as Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease in African Americans with Lupus.
Cardiovascular disease has become one of the leading causes of disability and mortality among people with lupus. The LFA is leading efforts to address study this serious complication of lupus and find ways to treat or prevent CVD in people with lupus.
And one of the great things about YouTube is ... if you are moved or inspired by a particular video, you can embed the HTML code on your own blog, or website. The more people who see these videos and understand the seriousness of lupus, the more the public's level of awareness is raised, which will translate into more funding for lupus-related research.
So feel free to bookmark the LFA's channel in YouTube, or better yet, subscribe to that page. I'll be featuring other videos in the coming weeks.
Wishing you all a wonderful weekend.
Until next time, Wick