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Study Finds New Type of Psoriasis Cream (a PDE-4 inhibitor) Effectively Clears Plaques

Study Finds New Type of Psoriasis Cream (a PDE-4 inhibitor) Effectively Clears Plaques

Jul 29// Psoriasis

An oral PDE-4 inhibitor is already approved, but research is promising for topical version to target plaques.

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HIV Therapy Truvada Is Linked to a Lower Risk of COVID-19

Jul 13// HIV

In a recent study, people using this type of antiretroviral therapy were the least likely among all of the HIV patients to develop coronavirus.

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Living with Stage 4 Lung Cancer During the Coronavirus Pandemic: ‘I’m Scared to Break Out of My Bubble’

May 05// Cancer Coronavirus COVID-19

Everyone is stressed about COVID-19. But for lung cancer patients like Bill Westlake, the stakes are especially high.

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Keep Taking Blood Pressure Medication Despite Possible Link to COVID-19 Complications, Say Cardiologists

Apr 15// Coronavirus COVID-19
‘Abrupt withdrawal of [ACE inhibitors or ARBs] in high-risk patients, including those who have heart failure or have had myocardial infarction, may result in clinical instability and adverse health outcomes.’ Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. People who have high blood pressure and contract COVID-19 [...]
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Cardiologists’ Warning: Hydroxychloroquine and Azithromycin Could Be Dangerous as a Coronavirus Treatment for Some Patients

Apr 13// Coronavirus COVID-19

Hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin are being touted as lifesavers, but in some cases, they could cause sudden death. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. While scientists are scrambling to develop new treatments for complications in COVID-19, doctors on the frontlines need to act quickly with […]

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Arthritis Flares During Coronavirus: How to Handle Them, According to Rheumatologists

Apr 10// Coronavirus

What people with rheumatic conditions should know about staying safe and healthy when they’re hurting during COVID-19. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Pain. Swelling. Stiffness. Fatigue. Feeling. Like. Total. Crap. Yes, arthritis flares can make you miserable, regardless of what else is going on […]

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Regular Use of DMARD Medication Doesn’t Seem to Increase Risk of Coronavirus Complications, Says Italian Study Data

Apr 08// Coronavirus

But rheumatic disease patients who develop COVID-19 should plan to take a break from these drugs. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. If you use a disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drug (DMARD) — whether it’s a traditional DMARD like methotrexate or a biologic DMARD like adalimumab (Humira) — […]

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Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Coronavirus: What People with Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis Need to Know

Apr 01// Coronavirus

Does having IBD make you immunocompromised or at higher risk for COVID-19 complications? Learn more about your risk and how to protect yourself. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Living with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has its own set of challenges, but what does […]

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4 Things Immunocompromised People Should Know About Food Safety in the Coronavirus Pandemic

Mar 31// Coronavirus

New questions about how to safely obtain, prepare, and consume food are arising during COVID-19, especially for those with suppressed immune systems. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. Anyone who eats runny eggs, doesn’t bother washing fresh fruit, or leaves leftovers on the counter for […]

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Methotrexate and Coronavirus: Does Methotrexate Make You High-Risk for COVID-19?

Mar 27// Coronavirus

A side effect methotrexate is increased risk of infections. This is particularly important to understand right now in light of the current COVID-19 crisis. Learn more about our FREE COVID-19 Patient Support Program for chronic illness patients and their loved ones. If you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA) or severe psoriasis, there’s a good chance you’re […]

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