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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...

2011-04-11 10:10:00

Nine scientists receive funds to study psoriatic disease PORTLAND, Ore., April 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Psoriasis Foundation awarded $750,000 in nine research grants to the nation's leading scientists studying psoriasis--a chronic disease of the immune system that appears on the skin, affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans--for projects with the highest likelihood of resulting in better treatments and a cure for this disease. "The National Psoriasis...

2011-04-11 00:00:38

Flexcin International, Inc., makers of the Flexcin joint health formula for people and the FlexPet joint health formula for pets, announced today it is conducting a national survey this month to find out how aware a person's support network is when they have arthritis. A proud sponsor of the Arthritis Foundation, Flexcin will reveal results of the survey for Arthritis Awareness Month in May. Fort Myers, FL (PRWEB) April 8, 2011 Flexcin International, Inc., makers of the Flexcin joint health...

2011-03-02 07:00:00

ATLANTA and PORTLAND, Ore., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two leading patient advocacy organizations have joined forces to educate people about psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory disease that can lead to joint damage, especially if not diagnosed and treated early. The Joint Smart Coalition, launched today by the Arthritis Foundation and the National Psoriasis Foundation in collaboration with Amgen and Pfizer, aims to provide empowering and educational resources for people with...

2011-03-02 07:30:00

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. and COLLEGEVILLE, Pa., March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- World-class professional golfer and psoriatic arthritis patient Phil Mickelson today launches "On Course with Phil," a disease education program for people with certain chronic inflammatory joint and skin conditions, in partnership with Amgen (Nasdaq: AMGN) and Pfizer, Inc. (NYSE: PFE). This program seeks to inspire patients with psoriatic arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis or plaque psoriasis to take action, educate...

2011-02-15 09:18:00

Patients play key role in improving treatment outcomes SCHAUMBURG, Ill., Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Building on the evidence-based findings of five previously published guidelines of care that examine the use of a variety of medical therapies for the management and treatment of psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis, the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) has released its sixth and final guidelines of care for psoriasis. The guidelines detail the recommended approach to...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'