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Molly's Fund Fighting Lupus
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Molly's Fund Fighting Lupus is a non-profit dedicated to educating the public and the medical community about lupus.
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Molly's Fund Fighting Lupus is a non-profit dedicated to educating the public and the medical community about lupus. We are working to push for earlier, life-saving diagnoses for those afflicted, and to spur funding for research toward a cure. Located in the Pacific Northwest, we are slowly branching out to people beyond Portland, Seattle and Boise. Our goal is to touch a million lives by the end of 2012. 
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FACT: Nutrition is a very powerful way to protect yourselves from inflammation, a potential cause of many diseases. What foods or diets make you feel your best?
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Molly understands what it is like living with lupus. Here is her thought for today:
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FACT: Common lupus symptoms are fever, fatigue, loss of appetite, hair loss, muscle and joint pain, sensitivity to light, rashes, ulcers in the nose and mouth, and many more. What helps you reduce your symptoms most?
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A new study adds evidence in support of a link between gut bacteria and inflammatory diseases (like lupus!): http://lupusnewstoday.com/2016/04/15/gut-bacteria-might-protect-against-inflammatory-disease/
Read about how anti-inflammatory gut bacteria can prevent cancer, a finding with implications for other inflammatory diseases such as lupus.
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FACT: Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that has periods of flares and remissions, but there is no cure. What signs help you prepare for a flare?
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"Possessing two X chromosomes is a double-edged sword, immunologically speaking. Females are better at fighting off infection than males, but they are also more susceptible to many autoimmune conditions, such as lupus." https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160321195041.htm
Possessing two X chromosomes is a double-edged sword, immunologically speaking. Females are better at fighting off infection than males, but they are also more susceptible to many autoimmune conditions, such as lupus. A new study now offers the first mechanistic explanation for why this is the case.
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Meet Leshia, who shared her inspiring Story of Hope with us at Molly's Fund Fighting Lupus. Please like and comment to show Leshia your support and let her know that she is not alone! To read more stories or to share yours, go to http://www.mollysfund.org/learn-about-lupus/stories-of-hope/
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QUESTION of the WEEK: Jessica asks, "Does anyone know anything about Imuron? Is it used for anything else other than lupus?" Please help Jessica with your suggestions and comments!
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Nos preguntaste, y ¡aqui es! Estamos emocionados por compartir nuestro primer blog traducido en español, ¿Que es el lupus?: http://www.mollysfund.org/2016/05/que-es-el-lupus/

You asked for it and here it is! We are excited to share with you our first Spanish translated blog "¿Que es el lupus?." Please share with all your Spanish speaking friends! For the English version, click here: http://www.mollysfund.org/2013/05/what-is-lupus/
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Meet Lori, who shared her inspiring Story of Hope with us at Molly's Fund Fighting Lupus. Please like and comment to show Lori your support and let her know that she is not alone! To read more stories or to share yours, go to http://www.mollysfund.org/learn-about-lupus/stories-of-hope/
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QUESTION of the WEEK: Josh asks, "I have many symptoms of SLE and many different doctors have suggested that I should get tested for SLE... However when I'm tested I always come back with a negative ANA. Is it common to have many symptoms and still test negative?" Please help Josh with your suggestions and comments!
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Meet Lailah, who shared her inspiring Story of Hope with us at Molly's Fund Fighting Lupus. Please like and comment to show Lailah your support and let her know that she is not alone! To read more stories or to share yours, go to http://www.mollysfund.org/learn-about-lupus/stories-of-hope/
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