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2014-08-14 12:28:37

Expert from the Largest Scleroderma Specialty Center in the U.S. at Johns Hopkins will Provide Insight to Help Patients, Physicians and Caregivers. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Francisco Boin of the Scleroderma Center at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, one of the largest scleroderma specialty clinics in the world, will host a live, free webinar on Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EDT. The webinar is presented by the Scleroderma...

2011-07-12 22:19:22

Systemic scleroderma has slowed Tracy Zinn but it has not stopped her from working. Thanks in part to determination and an accommodating employer, Zinn is now in her 13th year as an account executive for a firm that produces educational software. But, many with the incapacitating disease are not as fortunate. In the United States, the work disability rate for people with systemic scleroderma, also known as systemic sclerosis, is two to three times that of people with some other rheumatic...

2008-06-27 06:01:54

By Watkins, Jean VITILIGO This man had patchy loss of pigment on his hands and around his mouth. The white macules, of otherwise normal looking skin, were increasing in size and were itching. Vitiligo is said to be an acquired inflammatory disorder in which melanocytes in the skin fail to function. It is a common problem affecting about 1 per cent of the population, 30 per cent of those affected have a family history of the condition, and of these 30 percent may have problems with other...

2007-04-28 06:00:12

By Babin, Lynn A Dermatology Nursing Essentials: A Core Curriculum (2nd edition) was written to provde the reader with core knowledge about the specialty of dermatology nursing. Key points from the text are highlighted to test and review your dermatology nursing knowledge. These quick hits of information are no substitute for the indepth analysis provided in the Core Curriculum, but are designed to whet your appetite for the comprehensive content that the Core delivers. References for the...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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