Yearly Archives: 2011

The Beast Battle

by Svoboda M. Holt, M.S. LMHC, NCC "I Have What!" It all started with a simple flake on the back of my head. I remember it well. I was sitting on my couch when I reached up and came away

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ELISA – Peace of Mind by the Numbers

by Kirsten R Bellur It is almost four years ago that, after many failed attempts, I was finally accurately diagnosed with Pemphigus. In the face of that solemn pronouncement, I was told there was good news: it was only Foliaceous,

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Results of Survey on Drugs Used to Treat Pemphigus

By Rebecca Berman, Janet Segall and Jean-Claude Bystryn, M.D. from The National Pemphigus Foundation and The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY. February 17, 1999 As many of you know, we

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Medical privacy, access to records often at odds

In a world of paper records, consumers have long been vulnerable to someone’s snooping around an unattended file drawer. Such thefts were rare but could be pulled off without detection.

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GSK, Pfizer pay U.S. doctors $262M

Following up Merck’s doctor-payment disclosures, Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline posted their numbers. And perhaps befitting to the world’s largest drugmaker, Pfizer spent the most: $177 million was doled out to doctors in support for clinical trials and speaking fees. GSK’s payments

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Web Communities Help Patients With Rare Diseases

Finding health information can be hard if you have a rare disease. Those patients often have to become experts themselves. Social media like Facebook make it easier for people with rare disorders to find each other and share that expertise.

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Sick boy moved to IHK

David Muhwezi, the 14-year-old boy whose body is covered in wounds, has been diagnosed with a rare skin disease, Pemphigus. According to the International Pemphigus and Pemphigoid Foundation (IPPF), Pemphigus is an autoimmune disease that affects the skin and mucous

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Do you take Methotrexate to control pemphigus

Methotrexate is often used to control pemphigus and MedlinePlus lists some warnings you should be aware of. ALWAYS discuss your care with your physician before making any changes to your treatment.Methotrexate may cause very serious side effects. Some side effects

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Autoimmune Diseases

In particular, scientists are studying the causes of these diseases, the genetic factors that make people susceptible to them, and the regulatory mechanisms that control autoantibody production. read at: http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/autoimmune/Pages/default.aspx

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Coalition of Skin Diseases

The Coalition of Skin Diseases (CSD) consists of several organizations that represent patients suffering from some of the 3,000 known types of skin disease. The groups share a common mission of educating patients, advocacy and supporting In scarcely better http://www.healthcareforhumanity.com/viagra-european-pharmacy/

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