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Lupus, which is also referred to as System Lupus Erythematosus (SLE), is a chronic, complex and often disabling disorder. According to the Lupus Foundation of America, the disease affects at least 1.5 million people in the United States, mostly women. An autoimmune disease, lupus triggers the body to attack its own cells and organs, including the skin, joints, heart, lungs, blood, kidneys, and brain. The bodies of lupus sufferers can’t differentiate between foreign germs and viruses and healthy cells. Lupus nephritis (LN) in an inflammation of the kidney that represents a serious progression of SLE. It is estimated that as many as 60% of all SLE patients have or will have clinical LN requiring treatment.

Join us as The Balancing Act discusses lupus and lupus nephritis with Dr. William Pendergraft from UNC Kidney Center, hears from patients who suffer from the disease, and looks at the latest clinical trials that are providing some hope for patients.

Olive Oil Chocolate Chip Cookies

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone liners. Combine the flour, baking soda, cornstarch and salt in a medium bowl. Stir and set aside.

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