What’s New in the World of Lupus?
A study performed by Dr Daniel Birmingham and colleagues, who collected data from an Ohio SLE study, have concluded that there is a significant relation between low vitamin D levels and flare ups. In the study participants were screened at 2 and 4 months prior to flare up and at flare up during low daylight months (October through March). Also, Caucasian participants showed greater vitamin D level decreases than the African-American participants. This being attributed to UVB screening effects of pigmentation in the skin. More detailed studies are underway, but all in all, it’s better to be elevated than decreased.
“Numerous people stepped up and said yeah lets do it, lets donate,” Hannah said. Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently created a donor registry on Facebook. It allows users to share their decision to be an organ donor on the website. And it wasn’t long before 28-year-old Hillary Glanzer, an old family friend, reached out with a life saving gesture.