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2011-08-09 15:19:00

Spotlight on Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Online Film Festival highlights psoriatic disease PORTLAND, Ore., Aug. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Psoriasis Foundation presents the first-ever film festival for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis to honor National Psoriasis Awareness Month in August. The Spotlight on Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis Online Film Festival sheds light on life with psoriasis--a chronic, genetic disease of the immune system that appears on...

2011-07-11 20:37:03

Disease activity not affected by vitamin D levels New research reports a high prevalence of vitamin D insufficiency and deficiency among patients with psoriatic arthritis. Seasonal variation in vitamin D levels was not observed in patients in southern or northern locations. The findings published today in Arthritis Care & Research, a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR), also show no association between disease activity and vitamin D level. Psoriasis is a common chronic...

2011-07-11 13:52:00

Bill aims to help patients work with their doctors to receive care they deserve PORTLAND, Ore., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To ensure the 7.5 million Americans living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are fully and fairly treated--and to help patients develop more effective relationships with medical providers--the National Psoriasis Foundation created its Bill of Rights and Responsibilities for People with Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis. The bill aims to help...

2011-07-05 12:39:00

Early Diagnosis Key to Preventing Joint Damage ATLANTA, July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Juvenile arthritis is one of the most common chronic illnesses affecting children, yet it often goes undetected or misdiagnosed when symptoms first appear. This July, Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month, the Arthritis Foundation is focusing on increasing awareness of the signs of the disease and resources available for families affected by it. Juvenile arthritis affects 300,000 children in...

2011-06-30 13:47:00

Nearly half a million dollars given to researchers focused on curing psoriatic diseases PORTLAND, Ore., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Psoriasis Foundation awarded $480,000 in research fellowships to 12 early career doctors, who each received a one-year, $40,000 fellowship to study psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. The grants are intended to increase activity in psoriatic disease research--leading to better treatments and a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic...

2011-05-26 15:03:00

Millions of Americans seek cures for these chronic autoimmune diseases WASHINGTON, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Federal investment and research into psoriasis, the nation's most prevalent autoimmune disease, affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans, and psoriatic arthritis, a related joint condition affecting up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis, received significant advances with the introduction of psoriatic disease legislation in Congress today. The Psoriasis and...

2011-05-25 07:00:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and NEW YORK, May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN) and Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) today announced new results from multiple studies of ENBREL, further expanding the body of evidence supporting the efficacy and safety profile of ENBREL, the most prescribed biologic by rheumatologists in the United States (U.S.). Eighteen abstracts across four indications, including moderate-to-severe rheumatoid arthritis (RA), ankylosing spondylitis (AS), moderate-to-severe...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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