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Darton hosts Lupus seminar

Dr. Devell Young and Dr. Marla Morgan Dr. Devell Young and Dr. Marla Morgan
Gwen Collins, Head Facilitator for Albany Lupus Support Group Gwen Collins, Head Facilitator for Albany Lupus Support Group
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

People diagnosed with Lupus and their caregivers are learning more about the disease.

The Albany Lupus Support group teamed up with the Lupus Chapter Foundation in Atlanta for the " Living with Lupus Seminar" at Darton State college. Physicians and community leaders spoke about the resources made available to those diagnosed with Lupus and their caregivers.

"They should have a rheumatologists, neurologists, but even more importantly you should have a primary care physician,” said Dr. Devell Young, Physician.

"Its information and education,” said Gwen Collins, Head Facilitator for the Albany Lupus Support Group.

"There's things you need to do with your health with Lupus and there's certain things you need to do as a caregiver for a person with Lupus that you need to do for your health,” said Dr. Marla Morgan, Neurologist.

1.5 million people are affected by Lupus in the U.S. Black women are more at risk for the disease. You can find resources for Lupus by clicking here.

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