Maurissa Tancharoen Whedon is behind the successes of hits like Fox’s Dollhouse, and the Web series, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog. But the cover story of the Spring 2012 issue of Lupus Now magazine is not about that. Don’t miss this exclusive interview on Mo’s life with lupus, and how the love and support of family and friends makes all the difference.
There is much uncertainty and misunderstanding about the many ways that the lungs and pulmonary system can be affected by lupus. Learn about warning signs you should never ignore, and much more, in our feature, “Breathless.”
One of the most upsetting ways that lupus can affect the body may be hair loss—especially for women. Whether due to medication side effects or the effects of the disease, hair loss is common and frustrating. We talk to hairdressers and offer solutions in “Hair Care.”
In The Mourning Bride, English playwright William Congreve (1670–1729) wrote, “Music hath charms to soothe the savage breast/To soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.” From Bach to Beyoncé, find out how your favorite kinds of music can soothe the stresses and strains of lupus in “Staying in Tune.”
When you see the word “biomarkers,” what do you think of? It’s a hot topic among lupus researchers, not least because of the importance of biomarkers in clinical trials of new treatments and therapies. Find out how the LFA supports the groundbreaking work of today’s lupus researchers in “Biomarkers of Lupus.”
The importance of medication adherence and the effects of depression on teens with lupus; the link between cardiovascular disease and lupus nephritis; results of clinical trials of abatacept: Read about all this and more in the first part of a summary from the annual ACR/ARHP scientific meeting.
And there is lots more in the Spring issue—don’t miss it! To subscribe, visit www.shoplupus.org/subscription.htm.