February 11, 2011

Sneak Peek of the Spring 2011 Issue of Lupus Now

Here is a sneak peek of the Spring 2011 issue of the LFA's award-winning magazine, which will be mailed in early March. Don't receive the magazines? Subscribe today!

Celebrity alert! The wonderful Eduardo Xol, host of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition,” and his sister, Monica, were gracious enough to brave the torrential rains in Los Angeles and pose for the cover photo! In our feature story, “Family Ties,” they talked about the changes lupus has made in Monica’s life, and how her family—and especially her big brother—help her cope.

Have you ever wished you could cut your healthcare costs? In “Cost Control” we offer tips and suggestions from experts and people with lupus about negotiating prices (yes, you can bargain with your doctors!), spend less for services and tests, and even save money on your prescriptions.

“The Inside Story” explains what “being fit” really means for your entire body. Discover how you can rebuild your body from the inside out.

Readers sent in beautiful Love Notes for our special Valentine’s Day tribute, “How Do I Love Thee?” Don’t miss these heartfelt tributes to deserving loved ones. P.S. They found out about the Editor’s request on the LFA Facebook page; if you haven’t already “friended” us, you’re missing out!

“Bone Health” has important clues about bone health in children and adults with lupus. Don’t miss it for advice on fending off weak bones and staying fracture-free for life.

“It’s Not All in Your Mind” takes you inside the doctor’s head for a few minutes—read it in the “Educating Your Doctor” column—all part of our efforts to help you communicate with your health care team.

Also, prepared to be impressed by the scope of lupus research being conducted around the world when you read our summary of 2010 scientific meeting of the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals. Researchers around the world are committed to unraveling the mysteries of lupus; let’s give them a hand!

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