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A College Student’s Crash Course in Managing Plaque Psoriasis

(BPT) – In the spring of 2016, Kate was excitedly preparing for the rites of passage most high school seniors look forward to — prom, graduation, turning 18 and getting ready for college. What she wasn’t preparing for was a chronic illness diagnosis. It started out as a small patch of dry skin on Kate’s neck that began to spread

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Overcoming the stigma of addiction is key to treatment

(BPT) – Addiction is a chronic but treatable medical condition. Often unintentionally, many people still talk about addiction in ways that are stigmatizing—meaning they use words that can portray someone with a substance use disorder in a shameful way, which may discourage them from seeking treatment. To reduce harmful stigma and negativity around substance use disorders and encourage people to

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5 reasons doctors urge everyone to get a flu shot now

(BPT) – As our country grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, a potentially dangerous season is beginning: flu season. The threat of the pandemic will become more complicated by increasing cases of the flu, making more people ill and putting further strain on the U.S. health care system. Pediatric epidemiologist and infectious disease specialist Dr. Emily Godbout, DO, MPH, from Children’s

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Take on your acne

(BPT) – If you’re one of the 85% of teens or young adults suffering from acne, you know how tough it can be. Having acne can sometimes make you self-conscious, affecting your social life and self-esteem. It can be especially difficult if you have “severe recalcitrant nodular acne” — often referred to as nodular or cystic acne. Cystic acne can

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How Understanding a Common Virus May Help Treat Progressive Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

(BPT) – Sponsored by Atara Biotherapeutics Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic unpredictable neurological autoimmune disease that affects an estimated 1 million adults in the U.S.1 In MS, the immune system mistakenly attacks the central nervous system (CNS) which can affect a person’s muscle control, balance, vision, sensation and cognitive function. Of the 2.8 million people with MS globally, 1

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