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The New York Times Website Patient Voices Series Features People Affected by Lupus
Date:7/9/2009

WASHINGTON, July 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As part of its Patient Voices series, The New York Times website is featuring the stories of people from across the country who are affected by lupus. Using audio interviews and photos, Patient Voices seeks to give a glimpse into the life of someone living with lupus. The individuals featured are as diverse as the disease itself, and include actress/model and Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) national spokesperson Tomiko Fraser Hines, who lost her sister to lupus, and Jeremy Margolis, who recently suffered a heart attack resulting from lupus complications.

The LFA would like to thank the participants for having the courage to share their stories, and believes they will not only help raise awareness of lupus, but will educate the public about a disease that is often misunderstood and under recognized. The LFA would also like to extend its gratitude to The New York Times for helping to increase awareness of lupus, an unpredictable and potentially fatal disease that affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans and at least five million people worldwide.

Click here to visit The New York Times website and listen to the interviews and view the pictures.

About Lupus

Lupus is an acute and chronic autoimmune disease in which the immune system is unbalanced, causing inflammation and tissue damage to virtually any organ in the body. Its health effects include heart attacks, strokes, seizures, miscarriages, and organ failure. Ninety percent of the people with lupus are women, and it is two to three times more common among African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, Native Americans, and Asians.

About the Lupus Foundation of America

The LFA is the foremost national nonprofit voluntary health organization dedicated to finding the causes of and cure for lupus, and providing support, services, and hope to all people affected by lupus. Founded in 1977, the LFA has a nationwide network of nearly 300 chapters and support groups and operates programs of research, education, and advocacy.


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