June 24, 2009

The Summer 2009 Issue of Lupus Now Magazine Has Arrived

We have a lot for you in the new Summer issue of Lupus Now magazine! In particular, the articles cover topics that were requested by our readers in past surveys.

Understanding how lupus runs in families, and why, led to our cover story on the heredity of lupus. It will get you thinking about your own family history, and whether autoimmune diseases have a foothold in your family tree.

And if lupus has caused your path in life to skip outside the lines, or even turn a right angle, you’ll enjoy meeting four people whose lupus changed their lives for the better, in "Changing Direction."

"In the Mix" may help you redesign your social life by hearing from two people whose fatigue and other symptoms have changed the way they keep up with friends.

Ever feel like speaking out on an issue near and dear to your heart? LaShundra Rundles did just that, and gained international recognition for her communication skills -- and as an African American woman. Even more courageous is her ongoing battle with lupus.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released new and updated guidelines on vaccinations, and we have summarized the recommendations in a special chart. A report on the exposure you get from artificial indoor UV light will be of great interest to those of you who are photosensitive, even indoors.

Also, starting with this issue, several regular columns have moved online, so look for "Ask the Experts," "Healthful Eating," and "Circle of Hope" at lupusnow.org.

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