Navigation Links
LFAGW to Offer First 'Living with Lupus' Baltimore Workshop on August 15
Date:7/29/2009

WASHINGTON, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Baltimore-area residents with lupus--or those who think they may have lupus--can get tips and information in the first, free "Living with Lupus" workshop on August 15, offered by the Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter (LFAGW). The workshop will run from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at the Herring Run Library, 3801 Erdman Avenue, Baltimore, Md. Dawn Isherwood, R.N. and LFA Health Educator, will offer current, medically accurate information on lupus, its symptoms, treatments and coping techniques. Affecting mostly women, lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease with no known cure that can damage any part of the body including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, blood, kidneys and the brain. Registration (free) and details: http://www.lupus.org/webmodules/webarticlesnet/templates/gwashington_programs.aspx?articleid=2636&zoneid=143 or go to www.lupusgw.org, and click onto "Programs and Events." Toll-free telephone: 1-888-349-1167

"The August workshop is one of the many, free support services that we offer to help lupus patients and their families better manage their disease and improve the quality of their lives," said LFAGW President and CEO Penny Fletcher. "It's designed for both the newly diagnosed patient and anyone needing a refresher in the basics," she said.

Lupus Symptoms

Because lupus can affect so many different organs, a wide range of symptoms can occur, including:

  • Extreme fatigue (tiredness)
  • Headaches
  • Painful or swollen joints
  • Fever
  • Anemia (caused by low numbers of red blood cells or hemoglobin, or low total blood volume)
  • Swelling (edema) in feet, legs, or around eyes
  • Pain in the chest on deep breathing (pleurisy)
  • Butterfly-shaped rash across the cheeks and nose
  • Sun- or light-sensitivity (photosensitivity)
  • Hair loss
  • Blood-clotting problems
  • Fingers turning white and/or blue in the cold (Raynaud's phenomenon)
  • Ulcers in mouth or nose

LFAGW's Free, Ongoing Services

  • Free, ongoing monthly support groups in Washington, Maryland and Virginia
  • Coping Strategies: through tips and information from LFAGW
  • Outreach Services: newly diagnosed patient workshops, lupus lecture series, the annual symposium and the LFAGW newsletter

This and all LFAGW education programs are provided at no coast for all participants, thanks to funds raised through the annual Walk for Lupus Now! Join us for the 2(nd) Annual Walk for Lupus Now! Baltimore on September 26(th). For more tips, e-mail LFAGW at info@lupusgw.org or call 202-349-1167. Web site: www.lupusgw.org.

About LFAGW

Founded in 1974, the Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington (LFAGW) Chapter, Inc. provides free, current information, education programs and outreach services to improve the quality of lives for people with lupus while also supporting research. Toll-free number in D.C., Md., Va. and W.Va.: 1-888-349-1167 or 202-349-1167. Web site: www.lupusgw.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Lupus Foundation of America Greater Washington Chapter
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. LFAGW to Run Could I Have Lupus? Workshop on July 26; Mystics Game Follows
2. LFAGW to Offer Free Lupus Symposium on May 16 for Patients and Families
3. Hormonal Therapies Offer Effective Solutions for Many Adult Women With Acne
4. HCA Announces Offering of $750 Million Senior Secured First Lien Notes
5. Cell Therapeutics, Inc. Announces Closing of Public Offering of Common Stock and Warrants
6. Nevada Drug Card and Las Vegas Chamber Offer Rx Assistance
7. New STAR Cranial Center of Excellence Offers Cutting-Edge Treatment to Central Florida Infants
8. Emdeon Inc. Commences U.S. Initial Public Offering of Class A Common Stock
9. Fingertip Formulary Accounts(R) Now Offers Access to Comprehensive Real-Time Account Information and Integrated Formulary Data, in a State-of-the Art Web-Based Platform
10. Teknipure Cleanroom Wipers Offer Innovative Solutions for Contamination Control Engineers
11. Oral Chemotherapy Offers Patients a More Convenient, Less Invasive Treatment Option
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... Advanced Inc., a leading provider of travel therapy ... MBA to serve as Advanced Inc.’s Chief Financial Officer, effective December 1, 2016. Jason ... extensive financial and operational leadership experience to Advanced Inc. He began his career in ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Center for Autism and Related Disorders (CARD) Portland today announced ... disorder (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. The group, which is being launched with the ... the opportunity to share stories and advice, seek help, and continue their education on ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... 02, 2016 , ... U.S. Surgeon General, Dr. Vivek Murthy, graces the cover ... he was inspired to practice medicine at an early age by his father, who ... making diagnoses and prescribing medicine,” he states. “It is about building relationships with people; ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... Mediaplanet’s newest ... patients, standing as living proof that attitude and determination can combine into the ... that spike around the holidays. This campaign will offer patients a new-found hope, ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... ... December 02, 2016 , ... More than half of American teens report ... parents report speaking with their child about sex related topics, less than 60 percent ... is proud to announce the launch of its second edition of the “Sexual Wellness” ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/2/2016)... DUBLIN , Dec 2, 2016 Research ... Market Size, Share, Development, Growth and Demand Forecast to 2022" report ... , , ... revenue of $6 billion in 2015, and it is expected to grow ... ultrasound segment is expected to witness faster growth during the forecast period, ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... December 2, 2016 On Thursday, ... honored excellence in research, development and innovation in the ... dinner was held in the presence of Sergey Tsyb, ... Russian Federation , Natalia Sanina, First Vice ... Murashko , Head of Roszdravnadzor, National Service of Control ...
(Date:12/2/2016)... 2, 2016 CVS Health Corporation (NYSE: ... in New York City on Thursday, December 15, 2016, beginning at 8:00 a.m. ... will provide an in-depth review of the company,s strategies ... company will also discuss 2017 earnings guidance during the ... the event will be broadcast simultaneously on the Investor ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: