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Dealing with feelings of anger or frustration

Being a caregiver for a loved one with lupus can be rewarding and satisfying because it can allow the two of you to become closer. However, there can …

How lupus affects the eyes

Systemic lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that can affect any part of the body, including the eyes. Lupus most often affects the heart, joints, …

Prognosis and Life Expectancy

The prognosis of lupus is better today than ever before. With close follow-up and treatment, 80-90% of people with lupus can expect to live a normal …

Maintaining friendships when you have lupus

<i>Fabulupus</i> is the latest book to receive the Lupus Foundation of America seal of approval. Written by Jessica Kundapur and Jodie Nimigon-Young, the …

Learning to accept your lupus

A diagnosis of lupus remains with you for the rest of your life. And, a diagnosis of lupus also includes periods of feeling well mixed with periods …

How lupus affects the gastrointestinal system

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect almost any part of the body, most often the joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, blood, or brain.<p>Lupus …

How lupus affects the heart and circulation

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect almost any part of your body, most often your joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, blood, or …

Strategies for managing fatigue

Physicians experienced with lupus recognize the harmful and even destructive effects that extreme fatigue can have, and research is underway to learn …

Can clinical depression be caused by the effects of lupus on the brain?

Yes, although depression can also be related to a number of other factors. Lupus can affect all organs of the body, including the brain, and when the …

Know the signs and how to get help

Life with lupus can be challenging. With symptoms that come and go, disease flares and remissions, and the uncertainty of what each day will bring, …

Handling the unpredictability of lupus

Lupus is a disease of flare and remission, meaning that disease may be active one day and quiet the next. Usually flares last more than a day, and …

Caring for my loved one with lupus while caring about myself

Being the best, healthiest you by caring for yourself can mean you are better able to provide support and care for your family member with lupus. …

Caregivers need a support system too

Caring for a loved one who is ill is often challenging, but you should not try to take on being a caregiver independently. By identifying people in …

Common triggers for lupus

• Ultraviolet rays from the sun or from fluorescent light bulbs<br>• Sulfa drugs, which make a person more sensitive to the sun, such as: <b>Bactrim®</b> and <b>Septra®</b> …

Transitioning into a caregiver role

When you move into the role of caregiver there will be shifts in relationships as you take on additional and sometimes nontraditional roles. The …

How lupus affects the nervous system

Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect almost any part of your body, including your joints, skin, kidneys, heart, lungs, or blood. Lupus can …

How lupus affects memory

The term "lupus fog" is almost universally known to people with lupus. The phrase reflects the difficulty that you may have in completing …

Help & Resources

First of Its Kind Adult Stem Cell Trial in Lupus<p>The Lupus Foundation of America will provide $3.8 million to support a five-year, first-of-its-kind …

Cell Biology

How lupus affects white blood cells

White blood cells are actually made up of several different types of cells, including neutrophils (also called granulocytes), lymphocytes and …

Take a closer look at OS X Yosemite's hot new font

It is pretty comparable to the change experienced from iOS 6 to iOS 7. The new font looks a little slimmer, sleeker than before and it looks like it …

iPad comes first in Pornhub tablet stats

Apple has always been keen to point out that iOS users spend more time with their devices than those who choose Android, but what exactly are they …

Apple vs. Google: It's War, and Thank Goodness

Let's face it: the tech world has been spoiling for a good, clean fight for years.<p>Competition energizes us; it squeezes out our best performances, …

iOS 8 Photos app lets you hide your saucy snaps

How many times have you allowed a friend to use your iPhone and then experienced that sudden sinking feeling when you realize they might stumble across “personal” snaps in the Photos app? Well, with iOS 8, that’s something you won’t need to worry about quite so much.<p>Apple has added a new feature to …

Apple Researching Solar Cell Ambient Light Sensors Embedded in Displays

Apple continues to explore the various ways solar cell technology can be used to enhance the operation of electronic devices with a new patent application no. 20140152632 published on Thursday by the U.S. Patent and Trademark office. The document describes a method of using solar cells as ambient …

Flamingo Is An Awesome IM App for Mac

20<p>SHARES<p>If you're looking for a Facebook and Google Hangouts IM all-in-one on your Mac, Flamingo may just be your best option.<p>Flamingo only very …

Mac|Life

In-depth Apple advice for all your devices<p>Our team of writers has been using Apple products for years, and knows them inside and out, as well as the …

The Name Game: 9 Curious Mac Branding Choices

What's in a name? That which we call a Mac by any other name would...probably still be as popular.<p>Since 1984, Apple has used some pretty interesting …

55 Best Mac OS X Apps Of 2013

Note that this list includes apps that were covered here on AddicitveTips during 2013, and considering the number of items, hasn’t been arranged in …

1Password 4.2 For Mac Released With Over 30 New Features

Today AgileBits released 1Password 4.2 for Mac, a big update to the popular password manager that brings over 30 new features and improvements. The bulk of the additions are actually for 1Password mini, the app’s browser extension for Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera.<p>You can finally edit items …

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