Healthy Living

The Star Effect: How Celebrity Awareness Brings Lupus to the Forefront

Positive role models

Photo: Selena Gomez with Lupus Alliance Research. Source: Teen Vogue.

For medical professionals, the hope is that as more and more celebrities come out with their own struggles, they may use them as positive role-models.  Ultimately, the goal is to ensure that all patients, celebrity or not, take care of themselves and follow the right treatment plan to prevent the disease from progressing. And also, if they have more celebrities with the disease, maybe they would have more funding to learn more about it.