Lupus Lunch & LearnĀ 

The 2018 Lupus Lunch & Learn Events were held across Harlem to give important information to LupusĀ  explore participation in a research study. Why diversity is important in research participation, especially with a disease like lupus. Meet other #lupuswarriors and hear about their journey to thrive while living with lupus.

Angela Rochelle | Senior Manager, Diversity & Inclusion
Continuum Clinical

“Many Women with Lupus Feel that No One is Helping them with this Fight”

Geraldine Hill-Sweeting, Health Ministry, Convent Avenue Baptist Church

“How Can I Work to Get A Cure for Lupus”

Lupus articles AND Resources

BHM Lupus Newsletter

Read about our Lupus Events and interviews with lupus survivors.

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BHM and CHHR Partner to Raise Awareness of Lupus & Research Studies

Black Health Matters and Communities of Harlem Health Revival have formed an important alliance to discuss the option of research studies for people diagnosed with lupus SLE (systemic Lupuserythematosus). Lupus SLE discriminates against African American women affecting 1 in every 537. This disease puts them at risk for life-threatening complications such as neurologic or kidney disease and end-stage renal disease. Sadly, many of these women are less likely to have the support needed to battle this autoimmune disease either physically or emotionally.

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Lupus & Natural Hair

A lupus diagnosis often brings many physical changes, including hair loss. Hair loss is a common side effect of lupus and the medications used for treatment. Whether or not hair grows back on the scalp depends on whether there is scarring, as well as how much scarring there might be. When the hair loss is widespread, but there is no scarring, the hair will often grow back.

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Lupus & Sun Sensitivity: What You Need to Know

Protecting yourself from sun exposure is an essential part of managing Lupus. Many people living with lupus experience sensitivity to sunlight, even for a relatively short period of time. Excess sun exposure can cause flares, resulting in joint pain, migraines, nausea, weakness, fatigue, fever or even organ inflammation. These are all manifestations of light sensitivity in lupus patients.

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Paisley study information

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