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Aug 20, 2014, 08:12 ET

Free psoriatic arthritis program returns to D.C. metro area

If you're one of the roughly 43,500 D.C. metro residents struggling with pain from psoriatic arthritis (PsA)—an inflammatory autoimmune...

Jul 17, 2014, 08:18 ET

National Psoriasis Foundation awards 13 psoriasis research fellowships

Twelve residents and medical students each received a one-year, $50,000 National Psoriasis Foundation fellowship to study psoriasis. The...

Jul 16, 2014, 08:04 ET

National Psoriasis Foundation awards more than $1 million in psoriatic disease research grants

Thirteen scientists received a total of $1.05 million in funding from the National Psoriasis Foundation for projects that aim to identify new...

Jul 09, 2014, 08:08 ET

National Psoriasis Foundation launches new five-year strategic plan and mission

National Psoriasis Foundation will double the number of researchers studying psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis while also cutting in half the...

Jun 26, 2014, 08:07 ET
According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, psoriatic arthritis affects as many as one in three people with psoriasis - the most common autoimmune disease in the country. People with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) experience pain, joint stiffness and swelling, and extreme fatigue. If left untreated, PsA can be disabling. Learn more about PsA at www.psoriasis.org/about-psoriatic-arthritis (PRNewsFoto/National Psoriasis Foundation)

National Psoriasis Foundation prioritizes psoriatic arthritis with new program

Millions of Americans with psoriatic arthritis—a serious disease that causes pain, swelling and stiffness of the joints and tendons, and...

May 13, 2014, 07:30 ET

Multinational Patient Advocacy Organizations Develop Framework on How to Improve the Care of People Living with Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

The International Federation of Psoriasis Associations (IFPA), European Federation of Psoriasis Associations (EUROPSO), National Psoriasis...

Apr 24, 2014, 11:39 ET
According to the National Psoriasis Foundation, psoriatic arthritis affects up to 30 percent of people with psoriasis. Symptoms of psoriatic arthritis include swollen, sausage-like fingers and toes, pain and swelling over the tendons, nail changes, and pain, swelling and stiffness in the joints. If left untreated, psoriatic arthritis can be disabling.   (PRNewsFoto/National Psoriasis Foundation)

Comprehensive psoriatic arthritis registry will improve understanding of under-treated disease

To improve treatment decisions and patient outcomes for psoriatic arthritis (PsA)—a chronic inflammatory arthritis that affects the joints...

Jan 08, 2014, 08:09 ET
Psoriasis is a chronic, genetic, noncontagious disease of the immune system that appears on the skin, most often as red, scaly patches that itch and bleed. It is the most common autoimmune disease in the country, affecting up to 7.5 million Americans. People with psoriasis are at greater risk for heart disease, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity and depression. Up to 30 percent of people with Psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory type of arthritis that affects the joints and tendons. Learn more about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis at www.psoriasis.org.  (PRNewsFoto/National Psoriasis Foundation)

First nonprofit psoriasis registry may improve treatments and outcomes for nation's most common autoimmune disease

To advance understanding of psoriasis—the most common autoimmune disease in the country, affecting up to 7.5 million Americans—and...

Oct 28, 2013, 08:37 ET

First psoriatic arthritis program in the country comes to Houston

Be Joint Smart educates public about devastating disease affecting 196,000 Texans    For the second year, the National Psoriasis...

Oct 21, 2013, 08:21 ET

Flu season threat greater for people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis who are taking immunosuppressive drugs

People on biologic or systemic drugs should only receive inactivated vaccines National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) Medical Board recommends...

Oct 15, 2013, 08:22 ET

First psoriatic arthritis program in the country comes to Chicago

Be Joint Smart educates public about devastating disease affecting 100,000 Illinoisans For the second year, the National Psoriasis Foundation...

Oct 07, 2013, 08:36 ET

First psoriatic arthritis program in the country comes to New York City

Be Joint Smart educates public about disease affecting 500,000 NYC Metro residents For the second year, the National Psoriasis Foundation and...

Oct 01, 2013, 08:37 ET

First psoriatic arthritis program in the country comes to Philadelphia

Be Joint Smart educates public about devastating disease affecting 100,000 Pennsylvanians For the second year, the National Psoriasis...

Sep 18, 2013, 09:23 ET

First psoriatic arthritis program in the country comes to Southern California

Be Joint Smart educates public about devastating disease affecting 300,000 Californians For the second year, the National Psoriasis Foundation...

Sep 17, 2013, 08:27 ET

First psoriatic arthritis program in the country kicks off its second year in Florida

Be Joint Smart educates public about devastating disease affecting roughly 147,000 Floridians For the second year, the National Psoriasis...

Jul 02, 2013, 09:09 ET

National Psoriasis Foundation awards University of Pennsylvania medical resident its inaugural Dr. Mark G. Lebwohl Medical Dermatology Fellowship

 The National Psoriasis Foundation awarded Zelma Chiesa Fuxench, M.D., of the University of Pennsylvania, its inaugural Dr. Mark G. Lebwohl...

Jul 01, 2013, 09:08 ET
Psoriasis is a chronic, genetic, noncontagious disease of the immune system that appears on the skin, most often as red, scaly patches that itch and bleed. It is the most common autoimmune disease in the country, affecting up to 7.5 million Americans. People with psoriasis are at greater risk for heart disease, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity and depression. Up to 30 percent of people with Psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory type of arthritis that affects the joints and tendons. Learn more about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis at www.psoriasis.org.  (PRNewsFoto/National Psoriasis Foundation)

National Psoriasis Foundation awards 12 psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis research fellowships

 Twelve residents and medical students each received a one-year, $40,000 National Psoriasis Foundation fellowship to study psoriasis and...

Jun 04, 2013, 08:37 ET
Psoriasis is a chronic, genetic, noncontagious disease of the immune system that appears on the skin, most often as red, scaly patches that itch and bleed. It is the most common autoimmune disease in the country, affecting up to 7.5 million Americans. People with psoriasis are at greater risk for heart disease, heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity and depression. Up to 30 percent of people with Psoriasis develop psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory type of arthritis that affects the joints and tendons. Learn more about psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis at www.psoriasis.org.  (PRNewsFoto/National Psoriasis Foundation)

National Psoriasis Foundation awards six research grants worth $450,000 to scientists studying psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis

Six of the top scientists studying psoriasis—the most common autoimmune disease in the country, affecting 7.5 million Americans—and...

Feb 12, 2013, 10:09 ET

First-ever public health agenda for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis gives federal recognition to millions with psoriatic diseases

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) led collaborative efforts among clinical, biomedical and public health experts to develop the...

Jan 30, 2013, 10:08 ET
Despite having insurance, people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis spend more than $2,500 in out-of-pocket costs for health care, according to a study by University of California, Davis dermatologist Dr. April Armstrong using data from the National Psoriasis Foundation.  (PRNewsFoto/National Psoriasis Foundation)

Americans with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis spend thousands on health care

Giving up on treatment and prohibitive costs are primary reasons for not seeking care Despite having insurance,people with psoriasis and...