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2010-07-20 12:53:35

Among persons with psoriasis, those who reported being obese at age 18 had an increased risk of developing psoriatic arthritis, according to a report in the July 19 issue of Archives of Dermatology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Psoriatic arthritis is a specific type of arthritis that develops in the joints of some patients who have psoriasis. According to background information in the article, "obesity has emerged as a significant risk factor for psoriasis," and "psoriatic arthritis...

2010-07-15 07:00:00

PsoMe.org is the first to connect kids with psoriatic disease PORTLAND, Ore., July 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of children around the country living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis have a new resource to help them cope with the psychological and social effects of these illnesses with the launch of the first website for kids with psoriatic disease -- www.PsoMe.org. Studies show that children with psoriasis are more likely to be alienated, called names, teased and...

2010-06-30 07:00:00

Twelve residents awarded fellowships to study medical dermatology PORTLAND, Ore., June 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Twelve dermatology residents from leading medical schools around the country each received a $40,000, one-year fellowship grant to study medical dermatology. The fellowships, awarded by the National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), provide support to eligible institutions to develop and enhance opportunities for physicians training for careers in medical dermatology. The 12...

2010-06-17 07:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results from a new survey reveal that one in three people with psoriasis do not receive proper treatment for their disease due to health insurance issues--and many won't be helped by the new health care reform law. Approximately 7.5 million Americans have psoriasis, a non-contagious genetic disease that results when faulty signals in the immune system prompt skin cells to regenerate too quickly, causing red, scaly lesions that can crack...

2010-06-16 22:07:46

Impact of alcohol consumption on systemic inflammation unclear Alcohol consumption is associated with a significantly reduced risk of developing several arthritic conditions including Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), Osteoarthritis (OA), reactive arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and spondylarthropathy, according to results of a new study presented today at EULAR 2010, the Annual Congress of the European League Against Rheumatism in Rome, Italy. Regardless of the type of arthritis, all patients...

2010-04-27 07:00:00

Nearly $1 million awarded to study psoriatic disease PORTLAND, Ore., April 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) awarded $800,000 in grants to 10 of the nation's top researchers whose projects have great potential to advance treatments and ultimately lead to a cure for psoriasis--one of the most prevalent autoimmune diseases in the country, affecting as many as 7.5 million Americans. Eight scientists each received a $50,000, one-year Discovery Research...

2010-03-29 10:21:00

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum recording artist and psoriasis patient LeAnn Rimes is calling for people with psoriasis to pledge to better manage their disease as part of the awareness campaign "Stop Hiding from Psoriasis." In partnership with the American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) and National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF), LeAnn is encouraging people to take a stand against psoriasis by taking the Make a Change Pledge online...

2010-03-04 13:00:00

Dermatologists explain why new research finds that psoriasis extends beyond its classification as a chronic skin condition and is linked to serious health risks MIAMI, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the approximately 7.5 million Americans affected by psoriasis, the thick, red, scaly, itchy plaques it causes only scratch the surface when it comes to the overall implications of this disease. Now, ongoing research linking psoriasis to other serious medical conditions and the...

2010-03-03 06:25:00

NEW YORK, March 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amgen and Pfizer have once again partnered with Tim Gunn, television host, fashion consultant and chief creative officer of Liz Claiborne, Inc., to launch the second year of Addressing Psoriasis(TM), the disease awareness program designed to help people with psoriasis get more information about their condition and feel more confident in their everyday style. Dermatologist Susan C. Taylor, M.D., and Gunn are working together, again in 2010, to...

2010-02-19 15:12:23

Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may help physicians differentiate between rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis in the hand and wrist enabling more targeted therapies unique to each condition, according to a study in the March issue of the American Journal of Roentgenology. Contrast-enhanced MRI uses contrast media to improve the visibility of internal bodily structures. Rheumatoid arthritis is a long-term disease that leads to inflammation of the joints and...


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