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Blood Donations Urged Among Blacks. Why The Push?

Posted 03.01.2012 | Black Voices

While high rates of sickle cell anemia and lupus prevail in the black community, often requiring blood transfusions, experts say African Americans cur...

PHOTOS: Removing The Logic From Biology In Imaginative Exhibition

Posted 01.06.2012 | Arts

With her exhibition 'Bioillogical', Carol Es crafts test-tube-dwelling oddities that make diseases look bizarrely darling. As the exhibition title su...

How To Look And Feel Beautiful With Autoimmune Disease

Posted 11.28.2011 | Healthy Living

By Angelica Catalano for "But -- you look so good!" your friend says with a confused look, after hearing that you're sick. One of ...

Astoria Characters: The Kindred Spirit

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.23.2012 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

It's Thanksgiving time, and Kim Parshley is getting ready to make her famous pumpkin pie. She wishes the recipe had been handed down from her grandmother. It wasn't; she was left to concoct it all by herself.

Living, And Running, With Lupus

Adam Selkowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Adam Selkowitz

If you had asked me about running a 5K a year ago, I would have laughed; given my limited lung capacity, any kind of extended cardiovascular exercise is extremely difficult.

FDA Panel Backs First New Lupus Drug In 50 Years

AP | MATTHEW PERRONE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

ADELPHI, Md. — Federal health experts on Tuesday voted in favor of the first new drug to treat Lupus in over 50 years, setting aside concerns th...

My Fall Down the Diagnostic Rabbit Hole

Robyn Okrant | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robyn Okrant

On Thanksgiving morning this year, I had an eye opening moment. After breakfast, I popped open the Thursday compartment of my obscenely large day-a-we...

Toni Braxton Reveals She Has Lupus: 'This Is What Lupus Looks Like'

Janet Janjigian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Janet Janjigian

"I have lupus...take a look, this is what lupus looks like," declared Grammy Award winning artist Toni Braxton, as she accepted the Women In Achievement Award from Lupus LA this month.

Famed Musician Snoop Dogg and Wife Shante Broadus Declare War on Lupus

Linda David | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Linda David

More than 1.5 million Americans have lupus. That is more than have AIDS, cerebral palsy, ms, sickle-cell anemia or cystic fibrosis, making lupus one of the country's most prevalent medical problems.

Stiletto Road

Robert Ellis Gordon | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Robert Ellis Gordon

When I took ill in 1989, I discovered what so many others had discovered: that private insurance companies didn't like me any more. Here's what else I've learned since then, and my message to the President.

A Little-Discussed Issue That Puts "Care" Back in Health Care Reform

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

Legislation concerning the changes for the drug approval process on a special type of medicine (biologic medicines) could provide huge savings -- a major need with health care reform.

Life Lessons From a Dying Friend

Paul Loeb | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Loeb

Given the size of my existing medical debt, a second miracle remission is simply out of the question. The resulting stress would prove to be fatal.

Does Your Past Ever Haunt You?

Hillary Rubin | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Hillary Rubin

My life was focused on looking good, being at the right parties and doing whatever it took to make it to the top. You had to work to get into the inner circles. Drugs were a must.

The Real Reason for Michael Jackson's Death? His Secret Fatal Illness

Bonnie Fuller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Bonnie Fuller

Maybe it wasn't just the stress of the child molestation charges and trials that forced him to put his performance career on hold. Maybe, he was simply unwilling to share his medical problems with the public.

Lucky Lets the Dog Out of the Bag

Wendy Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Wendy Diamond

Lucky & I started off the week at the New York City Bag Ladies Luncheon at the Metropolitan Club.