August 18, 2009

Fall 2009 Issue of Lupus Now Magazine ... Coming in September to A Mailbox Near You!

Have you been seeing the bus stop posters and TV ads? What about those public service announcements on the radio? It’s all part of the national “Could I Have Lupus?” campaign, and we have the Ad Council and the federal Office on Women’s Health to thank. The cover story of the new Fall issue of Lupus Now magazine gives you an in-depth look at one of the courageous Ad Council campaign participants, Wendy Rodgers. The positive and fulfilling ways she is dealing with lupus may inspire you to get involved in our mission.

We don’t have to tell you about the importance of perseverance -- people with lupus are the most resourceful folks we’ve ever met. That’s because life with lupus is full of challenges. We have some people (and organizations) to tell you about who can really help you on your way.

Are you a person who believes that understanding the parts is key to understanding the whole? Then you will pleased to learn that the holistic approach to health care is moving into medical school curricula. In this issue you can read about that, and about the benefits of integrative medicine to people with lupus.

Next question: How much power over pain do you believe you have? Meditation, guided imagery, and especially exercise -- yes, it’s true -- these are just some of the ways one lady with lupus is managing her chronic pain. Find out more in the Wellness article about drug-free pain relief.

Our second Wellness piece is about ways to improve your doctor’s office visit. Whether you’re seeing a new doctor or a familiar one, these suggestions -- including the perspectives of a teenager and her pediatric rheumatologist -- will help you and your doctor make the most of the time you have together.

As always, you can check out the online version of Lupus Now magazine.

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