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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 joi
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