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If You Have ‘Palmoplantar’ Psoriasis, You’re Also at Risk for Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Mood Disorders

If You Have ‘Palmoplantar’ Psoriasis, You’re Also at Risk for Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Mood Disorders

Oct 15// Psoriasis

Research shows that even when psoriasis is limited to just the hands and feet, it is still linked to common comorbidities.

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Anemia Might Be Early Sign of Crohn’s Disease, Especially in Men

Sep 25// Inflammatory Bowel Disease

A new study suggests that otherwise healthy people who’ve recently developed anemia ought to be flagged as higher risk for developing Crohn’s disease.

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‘Leaky Gut’ Might Be an Early Warning Sign of Crohn’s Disease, New Research Shows

Aug 25// Inflammatory Bowel Disease

People who went on to be diagnosed with Crohn’s disease were significantly more likely to have had ‘abnormal intestinal permeability’ than people who did not have a Crohn’s diagnosis.

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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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