Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana is an author, journalist, former Mrs. New York, and founder of LupusChick.com, a New York-based nonprofit and award-winning website for lupus patients. She is the author of Lupus: Real Life, Real Patients, Real Talk and travels around the U.S. speaking on the topic of autoimmune disease on a regular basis. In her free time, she is an avid baker with a love for food photography and styling. Currently finishing her memoir, Marisa resides in New York with her husband, mom, and rescued terrier, Bogey.

Conditions Covered:Alternative Medicine, Skin Health, Chronic Hives

Latest by Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana

Stress, Anxiety, and Chronic Hives

Emotional stress and anxiety can wreak havoc on the immune system, causing it to falter and trigger a hive outbreak.

Managing Hives in the Workplace

Feeling your best while on the job is vital when it comes to your efficiency, rapport with clients and coworkers, and the ability to stay focused.

The Invisible Scars of Chronic Hives Stigma

We all want to make a good impression. But what if you live with a chronic, visible skin condition that’s almost impossible to hide?

8 Uncommon Causes of Hives

Wonder what caused your hives? It could be something you didn't expect – like water, sweat, heat, or stress. Learn about some uncommon causes of hives.

Chronic Hives: One Woman's Journey to Self-Care

A key lesson for a Type A personality: continual self-care and the management of her chronic hives beginning each morning.

6 Things That Help Me Control My Asthma Better

Asthma control can be improved with lifestyle changes and possibly some complementary therapies. Learn more simple ways that might help you manage your asthma.

Take Control of Chronic Hives Flare-Ups

Wondering how you can have fewer chronic hives flare-ups? Try these 21 tips to find the medications, natural remedies, and lifestyle changes that work for you.

Practical Tips for Managing Chronic Hives

How do you manage a visible skin condition like chronic urticaria? Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana shares nine practical tips for living successfully with hives.

What Chronic Hives Taught Me About Life and Health

An outbreak of chronic hives caught journalist and health advocate Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana by surprise, and taught her new lessons about managing her health.